19. USE OF EXTERNAL LIGHTS AND SOUND SIGNALS

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128. At night and in conditions of insufficient visibility, regardless of road lighting, as well as in tunnels on a moving vehicle, the following lighting devices shall be switched on:

1) on all motor vehicles and mopeds – marker lights and high or low beam headlights, on bicycles – headlights or lanterns, on horse-drawn carriages – lanterns (if any);

2) on trailers and towed motor vehicles – marker lights.


129. High beam switches to low beam:

1) in built-up areas, if the road is lit;

2) when passing oncoming traffic at a distance of not less than one hundred and fifty meters from the vehicle, as well as at a greater distance, if the driver of the oncoming vehicle shows the need for this by periodically switching the headlights;

3) in any other cases to exclude the possibility of blinding drivers of both oncoming and passing vehicles.

When blinded, the driver shall turn on the emergency light alarm and, without changing the lane, stop.


130. When standing and parking at night on unlit sections of roads, as well as in conditions of insufficient visibility, the marker lights shall be switched on on the vehicle. In conditions of insufficient visibility, in addition to the side lights, dipped beam headlights, fog lights and rear fog lights may be turned on.

In the event of a malfunction of the side lights, the vehicle shall be driven off the road, and if this is not possible, the vehicle shall be marked in accordance with the requirements of paragraphs 1 and 2 of section 7 of these Rules.


131. The contours of the side and rear sides of vehicles of categories M2, M3, N2, N3, O2, O3, and O4 in accordance with the technical regulations, except for technological vehicles operated in closed areas and not subject to operation in public roads, as well as vehicles farms used within these farms shall be marked with retroreflective material in accordance with ST RK GOST R 51253 and ST RK GOST R 41.104.


132. Fog lights may be used:

1) in conditions of insufficient visibility, both separately and with low or high beam headlights;

2) at night on unlit sections of roads together with low or high beam headlights;

3) instead of dipped headlights under the conditions provided for in paragraph 7 of this section.


133. Fog lights turn on when the side lights are on, regardless of the high beam and (or) low beam headlights on.


134. In the daytime, on all moving vehicles, to identify them, low headlights or daytime running lights shall be switched on.


135. A searchlight and a searchlight may only be used outside built-up areas in the absence of oncoming vehicles. In populated areas, only drivers of vehicles of operational and special services may use such headlights when performing an official assignment.


136. Rear fog lamps shall be used only in conditions of insufficient visibility. The rear fog lights shall not be connected to the brake lights.


137. Identification sign “Road train” shall turn on when the road train is moving, and in the dark and in conditions of insufficient visibility, in addition, during its stop or parking.


138. An orange or yellow flashing beacon shall be turned on on vehicles when performing construction, repair or maintenance of roads, loading and transporting damaged, out of order and other vehicles;

vehicles during the transportation of heavy, oversized cargo;

vehicles accompanying the transportation of heavy, bulky and dangerous cargo;

buses designed to transport organized groups of children;

vehicles of mobile emergency response teams of private security organizations when leaving for unauthorized entry to protected facilities;

vehicles of mobile checkpoints of transport control bodies when serving on the roads;

specialized vehicles of collection services when leaving the route for collection of valuables;

vehicles accompanying organized groups of cyclists;

vehicles carrying out activities to suppress offences in the field of protection of flora and fauna.


139. Sound signals shall be used only:

1) to warn other drivers of the intention to overtake outside built-up areas;

2) in cases where it is necessary to prevent a traffic accident.


140. To warn of overtaking, as well as in the cases provided for in paragraph 4 of section 9 of the Rules, a light signal shall be given, which represents during daylight hours a periodic short-term switching on and off of the headlights, and in the dark hours – repeated switching of headlights from near to far light.



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