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Trans 305.075  Auxiliary lamps. Trans 305.075(1)(1) Auxiliary lamps that are fog lamps or adverse weather lamps may not be used in lieu of headlamps during those times when headlamps are required except as expressly allowed by s. 347.26 (3), Stats. Other auxiliary lamps may not be used in lieu of headlamps.
Trans 305.075(2) (2) Unless specifically permitted by this chapter or by ch. 347, Stats., no motor vehicle may be operated upon a highway with a lighted auxiliary lamp unless the auxiliary lamp:
Trans 305.075(2)(a) (a) Is mounted below the level of the center of the headlamps, except that when added equipment, such as a snow plow, blocks the transmission of light from factory installed headlights, alternate headlights may be mounted above the factory installed headlights and may temporarily be used during the time the light obstructing equipment is in place.
Trans 305.075(2)(b) (b) Directs light forward of the vehicle.
Trans 305.075(2)(c) (c) Every auxiliary lamp shall be properly aimed so as to conform with manufacturers recommendations, and so that glaring light rays from the auxiliary lamp are not directed into the eyes of an approaching driver.
Trans 305.075(2)(d) (d) Meets the photometric specifications in SAE technical reports J581, J582 and J583 for auxiliary driving lamps, auxiliary low beam lamps or front fog lamps.
Trans 305.075 Note Note: SAE Standard J581 was approved in March 1979 and completely revised by the Lighting Coordinating Committee in June 1989. SAE Recommended Practice J582 was approved in January 1981 and completely revised by the Lighting Committee in September 1984. SAE Standard J583 was approved in May 1937 and completely revised by the Lighting Committee in July 1977 with an editorial change in May 1981. The SAE standards, published in the 1994 SAE Handbook, are available in the offices of the Department of Transportation, the Secretary of State, and the Legislative Reference Bureau. These standards may also be purchased from the Society of Automotive Engineers, Inc., 400 Commonwealth Drive, Warrendale, PA 15096-0001. Trans 305.075(3) (3) Whenever the operator of a vehicle equipped with auxiliary lamps projecting a beam beyond that of the vehicle's low beam headlamps approaches an oncoming vehicle within 500 feet, or approaches or follows another vehicle within 500 feet, the operator shall extinguish the auxiliary lamps in order to prevent glaring rays being directed into the eyes of the operator of another vehicle.
Trans 305.075(4) (4) Adverse weather lamps shall be mounted below a horizontal line between the centers of the headlamps. If equipped with 2 adverse weather lamps, they shall be mounted on the same horizontal plane and on opposite sides of the center of the vehicle.
Trans 305.075(5) (5) Motor vehicles may be equipped with auxiliary off-road lamps that may face to the front or rear of the vehicle. The lamps shall be wired independently of all other lighting circuits and may not be lighted when the vehicle is operated or driven upon a highway.
Trans 305.075 History History: Cr. Register, February, 1996, No. 482, eff. 3-1-96; am. (1) and (5), renum. (2) (c) to be (2) (d), cr. (2) (c), Register, October, 1997, No. 502, eff. 11-1-97.
Trans 305.08 Trans 305.08  Back-up lamp.
Trans 305.08(1)(1) Every motor vehicle originally manufactured after January 1, 1969, shall be equipped with back-up lamps in proper working condition and in conformity with this section and s. 347.26 (4), Stats.
Trans 305.08(2) (2) The back-up lamp wiring and connections shall be maintained in good condition.
Trans 305.08(3) (3) Back-up lamps may be activated by a switch on the transmission system so the lamps can be lighted only when the transmission is in reverse gear or may be manually turned on by a switch in the driver's compartment providing there is an indicator light plainly visible to the vehicle driver indicating when the back-up lamps are on.
Trans 305.08 History History: Cr. Register, February, 1996, No. 482, eff. 3-1-96; am. (1), Register, October, 1997, No. 502, eff. 11-1-97.
Trans 305.09 Trans 305.09  Direction signal lamps.
Trans 305.09(1) (1) The front and rear direction signal lamp system of every motor vehicle manufactured after January 1, 1955, shall be maintained in proper working condition and in conformity with this section and s. 347.15, Stats.
Trans 305.09(2) (2) All self-canceling direction signal switches shall be in proper working condition.
Trans 305.09(3) (3) All direction signal indicator lamps shall be installed and maintained in proper working condition and may not be covered or obscured by any object or material.
Trans 305.09(4) (4) All directional signal lenses shall be installed and maintained in proper condition and may not be covered or obscured by any object or material.
Trans 305.09(5) (5) All wiring and connections shall be maintained in good condition.
Trans 305.09(6) (6) There shall be no cracked, broken or missing lenses or reflectors.
Trans 305.09 History History: Cr. Register, February, 1996, No. 482, eff. 3-1-96; renum. (4) and (5) to be (5) and (6), cr. (4), Register, October, 1997, No. 502, eff. 11-1-97.
Trans 305.10 Trans 305.10  Hazard warning lamps.
Trans 305.10(1) (1) Every motor vehicle originally manufactured after January 1, 1969, shall be equipped with hazard warning lamps in proper working condition and in conformity with this section and s. 347.26 (11), Stats.
Trans 305.10(2) (2) Hazard warning lamps shall be securely mounted.
Trans 305.10(3) (3) Hazard warning lamp wiring and connections shall be maintained in good condition.
Trans 305.10 History History: Cr. Register, February, 1996, No. 482, eff. 3-1-96; am. (1), Register, October, 1997, No. 502, eff. 11-1-97.
Trans 305.11 Trans 305.11  Headlamps.
Trans 305.11(1)(1) 
Trans 305.11(1)(a) (a) Every motor vehicle shall be equipped with a headlamp system meeting the specifications of the headlamp system with which the vehicle was originally manufactured. Every homemade or reconstructed vehicle shall be equipped with a headlamp system meeting the specifications of headlamp systems on vehicles manufactured in the year in which the homemade or reconstructed vehicle is first registered.
Trans 305.11(1)(b) (b) Every headlamp shall be properly aimed so as to conform with manufacturer's recommendations and so that glaring light rays from the headlamp are not directed into the eyes of the driver of any oncoming vehicle.
Trans 305.11(2) (2) 
Trans 305.11(2)(a)(a) The headlamp system on every motor vehicle shall be maintained in proper working condition and in conformity with this section and ss. 347.09 and 347.10, Stats.
Trans 305.11(2)(b) (b) The headlamp switch, dimmer switch and beam indicator shall be in proper working condition. All wiring and connections shall be in good condition.
Trans 305.11(3) (3) 
Trans 305.11(3)(a)(a) Every motor vehicle shall have an equal number of headlamps on each side of the vehicle installed at least 12 inches from the center of the vehicle and at the height specified in s. 347.09 (2), Stats.
Trans 305.11(3)(b) (b) Every headlamp shall be properly installed, adjustable and securely fastened. The headlamp mounting shall be in good condition.
Trans 305.11(3)(c) (c) No headlamp may have any type of cover that in any way tints the emitted light or reduces the amount of light emitted to below that required by s. 347.10, Stats. This paragraph applies only at times when the use of headlights is required.
Trans 305.11 History History: Cr. Register, February, 1996, No. 482, eff.3-1-96.
Trans 305.12 Trans 305.12  Parking lamps.
Trans 305.12(1)(1) Every motor vehicle manufactured commencing with the 1950 models, and every homemade or reconstructed motor vehicle registered on or after January 1, 1975, shall be equipped with parking lamps to the front meeting the visibility requirements of s. 347.27 (1) (b), Stats.
Trans 305.12(2) (2) The parking lamps and lens of every motor vehicle shall be maintained in proper working condition and in conformity with this section and s. 347.27, Stats.
Trans 305.12(3) (3) All wiring and connections shall be maintained in good condition.
Trans 305.12 History History: Cr. Register, February, 1996, No. 482, eff. 3-1-96.
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