Menlo Park, CA asked in Criminal Law for Rhode Island

Q: In Ri is it illegal to ride with one headlight out but have both fog lights on meaning I have three lights on

I was pulled over in East Providence because apparently I had one head light out but I had both of my dog lights on so I had three working lights was that a reason to pull me over and give me a ticket or can I legally ride around like that?

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Neville Bedford
Neville Bedford
  • Licensed in Rhode Island

A: RI Gen L § 31-24-4 (2012)

§ 31-24-4 Head lamps on vehicles other than cycles. – Every motor vehicle other than a motorcycle or motor-driven cycle shall be equipped with at least two (2) head lamps with at least one on each side of the front of the motor vehicle, and the head lamps shall comply with the requirements and limitations of this chapter. Violations of this section are subject to fines enumerated in § 31-41.1-4.

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