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Old 01-07-2007, 04:47 PM   #1
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Turn Signal laws....

Anyone know the exact law here? Are they an absolute requirement?
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Old 01-07-2007, 04:49 PM   #2
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no, but if they are on the bike they have to work
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must be visible at certain distance and certain color if i recall. if not you can use your hand signals.
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Old 01-07-2007, 04:58 PM   #4
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so if none is on the bike....it's simple FU's and move out the way signals?

Nice.
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no, but if they are on the bike they have to work
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if you have none fine. if you have the front, then you have to have the backs, and vice versa.
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Old 01-07-2007, 07:16 PM   #7
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so if none is on the bike....it's simple FU's and move out the way signals?

Nice.

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if you have none fine. if you have the front, then you have to have the backs, and vice versa.
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Texas Traffic Law 547.801- Motorcyle must have a head lamp emitting light to the front 300 feet. It must have a tail light or separate stoplamp or combo with a red reflective lense emitting light to 300 feet to the rear for stop lamp and 1000 feet for tail light lamp. Must have a separate lamp to illuminate the license plate. No requirements for turnsignals front or rear.
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To correct above...(presuming Im remembering correctly)IF the bike has them, they must function...and display an amber color.

The code is kinda ugly and painful to crawl through..i've done it a couple times and if i can find where i reposted the releveant parts, ill link to it.
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Here's a link to the code...

http://tlo2.tlc.state.tx.us/statutes/tn.toc.htm

and in regards to "Turn signals must be red to amber."
I think it's red-amber on the rear, and amber on the
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To correct above...(presuming Im remembering correctly)IF the bike has them, they must function...and display an amber color.

The code is kinda ugly and painful to crawl through..i've done it a couple times and if i can find where i reposted the releveant parts, ill link to it.
Yes! Your right. federal law states that certain safety guidlines will be followed as to what the minimum requirement is for manufactures when the build car, ie motorcycles, RV's ect... and you can get ticketed for those violations but most officers do not have the regulation # which you must have in order to write the citation. For instance, the clear taillight lenses on cars. The must be red reflective. But your are right, red reflective to the rear, amber to the front.
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According to a publication in a mag (showed signal, light, helmet laws for all 50 states) I had a couple of years ago, if a motorcycle was manufactured (by a licenced vehicle manufacturer) w/ turn signals, they must be present and function.
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Turn signals are not required. Headlights, taillamp, license plate light, stoplamp, and one red rear reflector are required though.

<---- owned by that one.. ticket to prove it...

i have no signals and cops have never said anything.. when they pull me over i just do the wave.... and pull off to the side of the road hands free doing the wave.. they ask what the i was doing and i say "hazard" lights. :laughing6
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rob78 has a nice lookin sig...

and i just use the are signals...

and i nice bike
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<---- owned by that one.. ticket to prove it...

i have no signals and cops have never said anything.. when they pull me over i just do the wave.... and pull off to the side of the road hands free doing the wave.. they ask what the i was doing and i say "hazard" lights. :laughing6
:laughing6 :laughing6 gonna have to try them hazards!!
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According to a publication in a mag (showed signal, light, helmet laws for all 50 states) I had a couple of years ago, if a motorcycle was manufactured (by a licenced vehicle manufacturer) w/ turn signals, they must be present and function.
Your right! By Federal standards you must have the turn signals...that's why its part of your inspection..of course my bike hasn't been inspected since 2001!!!! You almost will never get ticketed for it because the officer doesn't have the Federal Regulation thats required on a ticket in order to issue the citation. Most tickets are now computer generated....the violation is automatically entered..
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Sheeesh............

In the state of Texas, you are NOT required to have turn signals on a motorcycle, whether it originally had them or not is irrelevant.

If they are on the bike, they must all work.

Amber for the front signals and Amber OR Red for the rear.


Keep in mind that if you do not have turn signals, you are required to hand signal for turns, lane changes, etc.
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