2017 WISCONSIN ACT 228
An Act to amend 347.24 (2); and
to create 347.30 (3) of the statutes; relating to: lighting requirements for animal-drawn vehicles operated on highways.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do enact as follows:
347.24 (2) of the statutes is amended to read:
347.24 (2) No person may operate on a highway during hours of darkness or during periods of inclement weather a vehicle drawn by an animal unless the vehicle is equipped with at least one lighted lamp or lantern exhibiting a white light visible from a distance of 500 feet ahead and 2 lighted lamps or lanterns exhibiting red light lights and 2 yellow or amber strobe lights visible from a distance of 500 feet to the rear and. The red rear lights shall be mounted in such a manner as to indicate the extreme width of the vehicle. The yellow or amber strobe lights shall be mounted not more than 6 inches from the lateral extremities of the vehicle.
347.30 (3) of the statutes is created to read:
347.30 (3) Notwithstanding sub. (2), on or after the effective date of this subsection .... [LRB inserts date], and before 6 months after the effective date of this subsection .... [LRB inserts date], if a person violates s. 347.24 (2) by operating on a highway during hours of darkness a vehicle that is drawn by an animal and that is not equipped with 2 yellow or amber strobe lights visible from a distance of 500 feet to the rear and mounted not more than 6 inches from the lateral extremities of the vehicle, a law enforcement officer shall issue the person a warning notice and may not issue a citation.