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Me_max50

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Posted about 7 years ago

 

Okay, there's an expanding change in the car modification industry. Many younger enthusiasts, including myself, like to go beyond the "norm" of car looks. Of the many modifications that are possible, underglows are one of the most popular ones. In case you don't know what these are, they are lights that are placed beneith the car.
My question is this: In a state where these lights are legal, what are the rules of use? Can they be seen? Are they able to be used on hwys? Do they have to be a certain color? What is your opinion on these items?
I personally think that, with underglows, it allows for more vehicles to know of your pressence on the road. I've been pulled over on numerous occations for having these lights on my vehicle. During these times, I've noticed that each officer seems to have their own rulebook for the occasion. I would rather see a car WITH the underglows on than a car with absolutely no lights on what-so-ever.

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Rate This | Posted about 7 years ago

 

all the things you mention are a distraction to other motorist, and have no place on city streets.
I like the way they make cars look for car shows but that is where it should end.

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Rate This | Posted about 7 years ago

 

Ditto


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Kirlian-fingerprints_max50

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Rate This | Posted about 7 years ago

 

Well growing up and being directly involed with custom cars, race cars whatever you may call them, in my state NEONS are illegal and yes they are distracting to other driver’s especially on highways. On the cobalt I own we have the under lights, but we also have a switch to turn them off while driving on public roads. There are so many ways to have the fancy lights on your car and be able to obey the law. Yes some officers like it while others judge you by what you drive or even how you look. I had green reverse lights and got sited for it. Ticket cost me $110 bucks and what sucks is in my state you do not have to even have reverse lights to pass safety emissions. But never less the judge said the only colors of lights on your car can be amber, white and red. At custom shows and all its different, but I agree with the officers and understand where they are coming from. About a year ago my sister in law and I where driving down the road and because of this guy was to busy looking at my car he winded up ass ending another car... This is a prime example to why they should be off while on public roads. So my suggestion is to obey the laws have a way to turn them off while on public roads and have fun where it is acceptable.


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Me_max50

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Rate This | Posted about 7 years ago

 

I definately agree to the car lights being distracting. And yes, I do have a switch to turn them off. I glad to see the point of others on these regulations.

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Rate This | Posted about 7 years ago

 

In colorado you my not have any red or blue light emitting from the front of your vehicle. I have seen the under lights in our town, but the drivers only have them on the sides and are very well placed so the light doesn't emit to the front.

Kirlian-fingerprints_max50

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Rate This | Posted about 7 years ago

 

SGT1202 said:

In colorado you my not have any red or blue light emitting from the front of your vehicle. I have seen the under lights in our town, but the drivers only have them on the sides and are very well placed so the light doesn't emit to the front.

SGT1202,

That’s how it is here, no red or blue in the front of the vehicle. Also most the officer's here will not bother you unless you are speeding or violating some other traffic laws. Normally they get drivers for speeding then nail them for their lights. Just depends on the person and how big of the problem is in that area.


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Th_plugman1_max50

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Rate This | Posted about 7 years ago

 

Hey Clove... Here it depends on the officer. Some of them will pull everyone over for the smallest things, usually the rookies, and there are some that only do it when we need to find out who is in the car. It's good PC and we have gotten a runnaway and concealed weapon that was involved in a burglary off of one of these stops so whatever works.

Kirlian-fingerprints_max50

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Rate This | Posted about 7 years ago

 

I agree it all depends on the officer... :) When I got nailed for my greens I was backing out of my driveway, he waited for me down the street to pass him.... lol DOH!


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(625 ILCS 5/12‑212) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 12‑212)
Sec. 12‑212. Special restrictions on lamps. (a) No person shall drive or move any vehicle or equipment upon any highway with any lamp or device on the vehicle or equipment displaying a red light visible from directly in front of the vehicle or equipment except as otherwise provided in this Act.
(b) Subject to the restrictions of this Act, flashing lights are prohibited on motor vehicles except as a means for indicating a right or left turn as provided in Section 12‑208 or the presence of a vehicular traffic hazard requiring unusual care as expressly provided in Sections 11‑804 or 12‑215.
(c) Unless otherwise expressly authorized by this Code, all other lighting or combination of lighting on any vehicle shall be prohibited.
(Source: P.A. 86‑664.)

(625 ILCS 5/12‑215) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 12‑215)
Sec. 12‑215. Oscillating, rotating or flashing lights on motor vehicles. Except as otherwise provided in this Code:
(a) The use of red or white oscillating, rotating or flashing lights, whether lighted or unlighted, is prohibited except on: