V C Section 21281 Electric Personal Assistive Mobility Device Safety Equipment

Electric Personal Assistive Mobility Device: Safety Equipment

21281.  Every electric personal assistive mobility device, or EPAMD, shall be equipped with the following safety mechanisms:

(a) Front, rear, and side reflectors.

(b) A system that enables the operator to bring the device to a controlled stop.

(c) If the EPAMD is operated between one-half hour after sunset and one-half hour before sunrise, a lamp emitting a white light that, while the EPAMD is in motion, illuminates the area in front of the operator and is visible from a distance of 300 feet in front of the EPAMD.

(d) A sound emitting device that can be activated from time to time by the operator, as appropriate, to alert nearby persons.

NOTE: The preceding section shall remain in effect only until January 1, 2008, and as of that date is repealed.