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Florida Driver Handbook: Additional Equipment Required on Certain Vehicles

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Florida Driver Handbook: Additional Equipment Required on Certain Vehicles

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7. Vehicle Equipment

Trailers must have the following equipment:

  • Every trailer or semi-trailer weighing more than 3,000 pounds: On the front, two clearance lamps, one at each side. On each side, two side marker lamps, one at/or near the front and one at/or near the rear. On the rear, two clearance lamps, one at each side, and two reflectors, one at/or near the front and one at/or near the rear. There must also be two stoplights on the rear of these vehicles. One stop light is permitted on vehicles built before January 1, 1972.
  • Every pole trailer weighing more than 3,000 pounds: On each side, one side marker lamp and one clearance lamp (which may be in combination), to show to the front, side and rear, on the rear of the pole trailer or load, two reflectors, one at each side.
  • Every trailer, semi-trailer or pole trailer weighing 3,000 pounds or less: On the rear, two reflectors, one on each side.
  • Every trailer must have a stop light if the trailer covers the stop lights on the towing vehicle. Every trailer or semi-trailer weighing 3,000 pounds or more must have brakes which can be operated by the driver in the towing motor vehicle. The brakes must be designed and connected so that they will automatically stop the trailer if it breaks away from the towing vehicle.