Sec. 25-334. When signal device required.
(a) Any motor vehicle, trailer or semitrailer which is so constructed or carries a load in such a manner as to prevent a hand-and-arm signal required in section 25-178 from being visible, both to the front and rear of such vehicle, trailer or semitrailer or any vehicle the driver of which is incapable of giving the required hand-and-arm signals, shall be equipped with a mechanical or electrical signal device which meets the requirements of state law and is of a type that has been approved by the superintendent.
(b) It shall be unlawful for any person to operate on any highway a motor vehicle registered in this state and manufactured or assembled after January 1, 1955, unless such vehicle be equipped with such a mechanical or electrical signal device on both front and rear.
(c) Any such mechanical or electrical signal device may be used in lieu of the hand-and-arm signal required by section 25-178.
(d) The first two (2) paragraphs of this section shall not apply to any motorcycle. The provisions of this section shall not apply to motor vehicles, trailers or semitrailers used for agricultural or horticultural purposes which are exempted from annual registration under Code of Virginia, section 46.1-45. (Code 1959, § 20-189)
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