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(a) It shall be unlawful to operate any vehicle of the first division or a recreational vehicle on any roadway unless such vehicle is equipped with both front and rear bumpers. The bumper height shall not be modified to vary more than three inches from the original manufactured bumper height for that vehicle when measured from a level surface of the highway to the lower edge of the bumper. Nothing in this section shall prevent the installation of manufactured bumper guards.
(b) This section shall not apply to any motor vehicle designed or modified primarily for off-highway racing purposes while such vehicle is in tow or to motorcycles or motor-driven cycles or to an antique vehicle when registered as such and where the original design did not include bumpers.
(Added Coun. J. 7-12-90, p. 18634; Amend Coun. J. 3-26-96, p. 19161, effective 1-1-97; Amend Coun. J. 2-7-97, p. 38959, § 6)