That's incorrect and scary thinking. What have we come as a society, when we can't do anything unless there is a law that says it's OK?
Posted June 02 2003 - 04:54 AM
| So the cops have no idea whether it is actually illegal or not! |
This happened in my community with those under-car neon kits some 10 years ago. The kids were putting them on their cars, and the law considered them legal so long as the bulb was not visible. In other words, you had to see the light from the reflection off the ground - not directly from the bulb. So as long as the kits were properly installed, they were legal.
The cops handed out threats and tickets left and right, to the point that local audio shops (who sold and installed the lighting) got into the battle. Enough people were illegally harassed and fined over it that sales took a major dive. It was a very short lived thing - maybe a couple of months - and now you never see those neon kits anymore.
I personally thought they were neat.
| Besides emergency vehicles, cars are not allowed to have blue lights. |
No, you're wrong (at least in most areas). You aren't allowed to have rotating, flashing blue lights. These little blue LEDs that snap onto your car's windshield washer ports are in most places perfectly legal.
| The potential for these lights to cause serious accidents |
You've obviously never seen these lights. There is no potential for them to cause accidents of any sort. They're little blue LEDs that point towards the front of the car. The headlights mostly drown them out. At worst, you see a car coming towards you with two tiny blue specks on the hood. Cause a serious accident?
| One should realize that if a color isn't mentioned there, then it's probably not legal. |