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Article - Transportation




§22–224.1.

    (a)    In this section, “motorcycle” includes Class M (multipurpose) vehicles that are designated by the Administrator.

    (b)    The headlamp or headlamps on a motorcycle may be of the single–beam or multiple–beam type, but in either event shall comply with the following requirements and limitations:

        (1)    The headlamp or headlamps on a motorcycle shall be of sufficient intensity to reveal a person or a vehicle at a distance of:

            (i)    Not less than 100 feet, when the motorcycle is operated at any speed of less than 25 miles per hour;

            (ii)    Not less than 200 feet, when the motorcycle is operated at a speed of 25 to 34 miles per hour; and

            (iii)    Not less than 300 feet, when the motorcycle is operated at a speed of 35 miles per hour or more;

        (2)    If the motorcycle is equipped with a multiple–beam headlamp or headlamps, the upper beam shall meet the minimum requirements set forth above and may not exceed the limitations set forth in § 22–222(a)(1) of this subtitle, and the lowermost beam shall meet the requirements applicable to a lowermost distribution of light as set forth in § 22–222(a)(2) of this subtitle; and

        (3)    If the motorcycle is equipped with a single–beam lamp or lamps, the lamp or lamps shall be so aimed that, when the vehicle is loaded, none of the high–intensity portion of light, at a distance of 25 feet ahead, projects higher than the level of the center of the lamp from which it comes.