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321.395 Lamps on parked vehicles.

Whenever a vehicle is parked or stopped upon a roadway or shoulder adjacent thereto, outside of a business district whether attended or unattended during the times mentioned in section 321.384, such vehicle shall be equipped with one or more lamps which shall exhibit a white or amber light on the roadway side visible from a distance of five hundred feet to the front of such vehicle and a red light visible from a distance of five hundred feet to the rear, except that local authorities may provide by ordinance or resolution that no lights need be displayed upon any such vehicle when stopped or parked in accordance with local parking regulations upon a highway where there is sufficient light to reveal any person or object within a distance of five hundred feet upon such highway. Lamps on parked or stopped vehicles, except trucks, trailers or semitrailers as defined in section 321.392, required to be exhibited by this section, but not including running lights, shall not be lighted at any time when the vehicle is being driven on the highway unless the head lamps are also lighted. Any lighted head lamps upon a parked vehicle shall be depressed or dimmed.

Section History: Early form

[C24, 27, 31, 35, § 5054; C39, § 5034.04; C46, 50, 54, 58, 62, 66, 71, 73, 75, 77, 79, 81, § 321.395]

Internal References

Referred to in § 321.1, 321.396, 456A.12, 805.8(2h)

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