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Conspicuity

All Sauber trailers conform to national conspicuity standards. 

Background / Summary

In January of 1993, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) issued a ruling that certain trailers be equipped with reflective tape to increase visibility. This ruling was designed to reduce the number of night time accidents involving trailers.

  • The ruling only applies to trailers meeting all three of the criteria below:
  • New trailers built on or after 12/1/93
  • Trailers with a GVWR of at least 10,000 lbs
  • Trailers with a width of at least 80″

Note: RV trailers and portable offices are exempt.

Regulation

Regulation number 49CFR571.108.S5.7 was obtained from the 10/1/97 revision of Title 49 of the Federal Code of Regulations Section 108. This section covers Lamps, Reflective Devices and Associated Equipment.