Certain versions of the Chevrolet Silverado HD and GMC Sierra HD are not accessible with amber-colored, roof-mounted approval lights the pickups are usually offered with in added states.
In the United States, any agent that measures in at over 80 inches advanced will abatement beneath bartering agent guidelines. These cartage charge appear able with “three amber advanced and three red rear identification lamps spaced amid 6 and 12 inches afar at the centermost of the advanced and rear of the vehicle, as aerial as practicable,” as per the federal government, but this does not administer to the single-rear-wheel versions of the Chevrolet Silverado HD and GMC Sierra HD in California.
So, what’s the acumen abaft this? It turns out that California has a law that overrides this federal adjustment and the acumen why is a bit ridiculous, in our opinion. According to California Agent Cipher 27606, “no being shall own or accomplish a motor agent which is able with a ablaze bar, or facsimile thereof, to resemble a motor agent acclimated by a accord administrator or cartage administrator while on assignment aural that jurisdiction.” The law goes on to explain that a “light bar” can accredit to “any ablaze or accessory added to or army aloft the roof of a agent and extending the amplitude of the roof, or a abundant allocation thereof, which emits amber, red, or blue, or any aggregate of those lights.”
Simply put, California law mandates that a agent cannot accept an amber, red or dejected ablaze bar army to it that spans the amplitude of the roof, as added motorists may abash the agent for law enforcement. As such, Chevrolet Silverado HD and GMC Sierra HD trucks in California cannot be able with the amber roof brand lights (RPO cipher U01), which are about a $55 option.
A GMC agent provided a little added advice in a account emailed to GM Authority.
“At GMC, we are committed to alive with all our stakeholders back architecture and carrying our cartage and we will accommodate altered agent configurations accordingly,” the automaker said. “For example, in California, bounded regulations crave that our distinct rear-wheel Sierra HD trucks are not offered with amber roof brand lamps.”
In fact, this explains why the 2021 Chevrolet Silverado HD Carhartt Edition will not be awash in California, as it comes able with the amber roof brand lamps.
So if you’re a California citizen apprehensive why not all configurations of the Chevy Silverado HD and GMC Sierra HD can be purchased with amber roof brand lamps in the state, now you know!
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