Daytime Running Lights

“Daytime running lights” means lights, other than headlights or headlamps, designed to be used on a vehicle for the purpose of making the vehicle more visible on the highway when the vehicle is viewed from the front in the daylight.

Motor Vehicles Manufactured after November 30, 1989

Motor vehicles manufactured after November 30, 1989 cannot operate on a highway during daylight unless they have daytime running lights. Daytime running lights must be illuminated and emit only amber or white lights. 

Motor Vehicles Manufactured before December 1, 1989

Any vehicle manufactured before December 1, 1989, cannot operate on a highway at any time unless their headlights, headlamps or daytime running lights are illuminated. If they have daytime running lights, they must only emit amber or white light.

“Headlights” or “headlamps” means lights or lamps designed to be used on the front of a vehicle to illuminate the highway and objects on the highway ahead of the vehicle, but does not include a fog lamp or daytime running lights.

These requirements do not apply to:

  • Farm tractors
  • Self-propelled farm implements
  • Special mobile equipment, or
  • Motor vehicles registered outside of Prince Edward Island
Published date: 
August 5, 2015
Transportation, Infrastructure and Energy

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