From what distance must the rear red light of a heavy goods service vehicle be visible? (note: not an over-dimension vehicle) From what distance must the rear red light of a heavy goods service vehicle be visible? (note: not an over-dimension vehicle)

  • A. 50m

  • B. 100m

  • C. 150m

  • D. 200m

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    The correct answer is B
     
    Correct. Heavy motor vehicles and vehicles fitted with a flat deck or tray for carrying goods that are parked on the street at night must display a rear-facing red light that is visible at least 100m away and is on the side of the vehicle closest to the centre line. More information is here. http://www.nzta.govt.nz/resources/roadcode/heavy-vehicle-road-code/about-driving/how-to-park-safely.html. If it's an over-dimension vehicle (i.e. one with a projecting load) then the lights must be visible from at least 200m away during the hours of darkness.