Rear and Side Lamps
This page concerns the requirements to fit additional side marker lamps to vehicle combinations
Additional side marker lamps are required on the following long vehicles or vehicle combinations:
|Item||Vehicle or combination of vehicles||Requirement|
|1.||A vehicle or a combination of vehicles the overall length of which (including any load) exceeds 18.75 metres.||
|2.||A combination of vehicles the overall length of which (including any load) exceeds 12.2 metres but does not exceed 18.75 metres and carrying a load supported by any two vehicles excluding articulated vehicles.||
The exception here concerns combinations where any vehicle being drawn has broken down.
Additional side marker lamps must be lit when the vehicle is used on a road between sunset and sunrise or in the event of seriously reduced visibility. Specification for these additional lamps can be found within this section on the Positioning page and are the same as side lamps (see the bottom of table 4).