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Alabama Riding on Public Roads Statutes 

CODE OF ALABAMA
TITLE 3. ANIMALS.
CHAPTER 3. STAKING, PASTURING, ETC., OF ANIMALS UPON HIGHWAY RIGHTS-OF-WAY.


3-3-1. Prohibited.

(a) It shall be unlawful for any person to stake, tie, hobble or pasture any animal of the cow kind, horse, mare, jack, mule, jennet or other equine animal, hog or animal of the swine kind, sheep or goat upon the right-of-way of any highway in this state.

(b) Any person having charge of or owning any such animal who knowingly permits such animal to be staked, tied, hobbled or pastured on the right-of-way of any highway in this state shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and shall be punished as provided by law for misdemeanors.

 

3-3-2. Peace officers empowered to take up animals staked, pastured, etc.,  on highway.

Every peace officer of this state is empowered to take up any such animal staked, tied, hobbled or pastured on any highway in this state in the same manner as is provided by law for the taking up of estrays or animals running at large.

 

3-3-3. Applicability of laws as to estrays, etc., to animals staked,  pastured, etc., on highway right-of-way.

All provisions of any law concerning estrays or animals running at large shall apply with equal force to any such animal staked, tied, hobbled or pastured on the right-of-way of any highway in this state.

 

TITLE 32. MOTOR VEHICLES AND TRAFFIC.
CHAPTER 5. REGULATION OF OPERATION OF MOTOR VEHICLES, ETC., GENERALLY.
ARTICLE 9. EQUIPMENT.
DIVISION 2. LIGHTS, LAMPS, AND REFLECTIVE DEVICES.


32-5-245. Reflectors or similar warning devices on horse-drawn wagons and other vehicles. 

It shall be unlawful for any person to operate a horse-drawn wagon, buggy, carriage or other vehicle upon any public highway, road or street between sunset and sunrise unless there is affixed to the rear of such vehicle at least two red reflectors or similar warning devices, one on each corner, and to the front of such vehicle one amber reflector or similar warning device on the left-hand front of said vehicle.  Any person who violates this section is guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction, shall be punished as prescribed by law.

All laws or parts of laws which conflict with this section are repealed, but this section does not repeal the provisions of subsection (e) of Section 32-5-240. 

 

32-5-240. Required lighting equipment and illuminating devices of vehicles. 

(a) When lighted headlamps required. 
(1) Every vehicle upon a highway within this state, except a parked vehicle, which shall be subject to Section 32-5-244, shall display lighted lamps and illuminating devices required by this section for different classes of vehicles at the following times: 
a. From a half hour after sunset to a half hour before sunrise. 
b. At any time when the windshield wipers of the vehicle are in use because of rain, sleet, or snow, except when the use is intermittent because of misting rain, sleet, or snow. 
c. At any time when there is not sufficient light to render clearly discernible persons and vehicles on the highway at a distance of 500 feet. 

(2) Notwithstanding subdivision (1), whenever motor vehicles or other vehicles are operated in combination during a time that lamps and illuminating devices are required to be lighted, any lamp, other than a tail lamp, that, by reason of its location on a vehicle in the combination would be obscured by another vehicle of the combination, need not be lighted. This subdivision shall not affect the requirement that lighted clearance lamps be displayed on the front of the foremost vehicle required to have clearance lamps or that all lamps required on the rear of the rearmost vehicle of any combination shall be lighted. 


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(e) Lamps on other vehicles and equipment. All vehicles, including animal-drawn vehicles and those for which special permits have been issued under authority of Section 32-9-29, not otherwise specifically required to be equipped with lamps, shall at the times specified in subsection (a) of this section be equipped with at least one lighted lamp or lantern exhibiting a white light visible from a distance of 500 feet to the front of the vehicle and with a lamp or lantern exhibiting a red light visible from a distance of 500 feet to the rear.


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