(a)  G.S. 20-125.1 requires all vehicles except motorcycles beginning with the 1954 models to be equipped with turn signals.

(b)  Vehicles required to have signals shall be inspected and disapproved if:

(1)           Signals are not present and of a type approved by the Commissioner as specified in G.S. 20-125.1. Original directional signals on vehicles manufactured after July 1, 1953, are considered to be of a type approved by the Commissioner.  Such signals shall be those which will allow the operator of the vehicle to clearly show another operator approaching from a distance of 200 feet from the front or rear his intention to turn the vehicle.

(2)           All lights do not operate properly, or if any lenses are broken, missing, or do not fit properly.

(3)           Signal lens color is other than red or amber on the rear and other than white or amber on the front.

(4)           Lamps are not securely mounted or wiring and connections are not in good condition.

(5)           Signals are not visible from front or back due to faulty or damaged mounting or due to manner in which mounted.

(6)           Switch is not so located as to be convenient for the driver to operate and so that its operation does not interfere with operation of other mechanisms.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 20-2; 20-39; 20-183.3(6);

Eff. October 1, 1994.