Reflector Tape Law In VA
HB 429 Utility trailers; reflectors to be used on rear.
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Summary as passed: (all summaries)
Utility trailers; study. Requires that either two or more reflectors of a type approved by the Superintendent of State Police or at least 100 square inches of solid reflectorized material be affixed to the rear end of every trailer that has an unloaded weight of 3,000 pounds or less. The reflectors or reflective material must be applied so as to outline the rear end of the trailer.

Full text:
01/14/04  House: Presented & ordered printed, prefiled 01/13/04 042298488 (impact statement)
02/13/04  House: Printed as engrossed 042298488-E (impact statement)
03/05/04  Senate: Committee substitute printed 048293488-S1
03/23/04  House: Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB429ER) (impact statement)
04/21/04  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0785)

Amendments:
House amendments

Status:
01/14/04  House: Presented & ordered printed, prefiled 01/13/04 042298488
01/14/04  House: Referred to Committee on Transportation
01/19/04  House: Assigned to Tra. sub-committee: 3
02/10/04  House: Reported from Tra. w/amds (15-Y 0-N)
02/12/04  House: Read first time
02/13/04  House: Read second time
02/13/04  House: Committee amendments agreed to
02/13/04  House: Engrossed by House as amended HB429E
02/13/04  House: Printed as engrossed 042298488-E
02/14/04  House: Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/14/04  House: VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N)
02/14/04  House: Communicated to Senate
02/16/04  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed
02/16/04  Senate: Referred to Committee on Transportation
03/04/04  Senate: Reported from Transportation w/sub (15-Y 0-N)
03/05/04  Senate: Committee substitute printed 048293488-S1
03/08/04  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (36-Y 0-N)
03/08/04  Senate: VOTE: CONST. RDG. DISPENSED R (36-Y 0-N)
03/09/04  Senate: Read third time
03/09/04  Senate: Reading of substitute waived
03/09/04  Senate: Committee substitute agreed to 048293488-S1
03/09/04  Senate: Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB429S1
03/09/04  Senate: Passed Senate with substitute (40-Y 0-N)
03/09/04  Senate: VOTE: PASSAGE R (40-Y 0-N)
03/09/04  House: Placed on Calendar
03/10/04  House: Senate substitute agreed to by House (99-Y 0-N 1-A)
03/10/04  House: VOTE: ADOPTION (99-Y 0-N 1-A)
03/23/04  House: Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB429ER)
03/23/04  House: Enrolled
03/24/04  House: Signed by Speaker
03/24/04  Senate: Signed by President
04/14/04  Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 785 (effective 7/1/04)
04/21/04  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0785)

CHAPTER 785
An Act to amend the Code of Virginia by adding in Article 10 of Chapter 10 of Title 46.2 a section numbered 46.2-1088.4, relating to reflectors or reflective material on the rear end of certain trailers.
[H 429]
Approved April 14, 2004

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

1. That the Code of Virginia is amended by adding in Article 10 of Chapter 10 of Title 46.2 a section numbered 46.2-1088.4 as follows:

ยง 46.2-1088.4. Reflectors or reflectorized material required on rear end of certain trailers.

There shall be affixed to the rear end of every trailer that has an unloaded weight of 3,000 pounds or less either two or more reflectors of a type approved by the Superintendent or at least 100 square inches of solid reflectorized material. The reflectors or reflective material shall be applied so as to outline the rear end of the trailer.


This is how good this law is!!!  Can anybody seeing this evidence dispute that this DOT-Type C2 does not work?
On average it will cost about $20.00 to comply.  Why then does not every State Do the Same... The answer is the Utility Trailer Industry. 
Carry On Trailers has spent over 7,000 lobbing Delegate Pollard and Delegate Whittman to stop this from going NATIONAL.

Holmes is another cheap company that feels cheap little reflectors will out perform the REFLECTOR TAPE.




This is the view from a parking lot of a Responsible National Company using and in compliance of Virginia State Code




This is a view of a National Company that has no clue about the law... because only one trailer is being sold in Compliance



This is a view of a HOLMS TRAILER that is using a cheap reflector because this company has ignored my repeated calls and feels that this will last and stay on the trailer gate.  Again a company placing profit over safety.






Proof of a Holms Trailer that the cheap little reflectors fall off... See I told them that It will not last... This trailer is now in Violation of Virginia State Code. Just like the peanut butter company.... this company is shipping product that is not equipped with a quality reflector.  Carry On Trailers are shipping and selling product in Violation Of Virginia State Code.


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