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Post Fri Jan 18, 2008 6:06 pm

o.k does anyone know what the law is in Ohio about blue led lights on the outside of a car. i have a 1991 caprice 9C1 and i what to put blue under glow on and blue lights in the grill, so does anyone know what the law is on that stuff.

oh yeah and is have blue lights under your dash illegal
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Post Fri Jan 18, 2008 11:11 pm

I'm from PA, but I know in ohio you can have neons under your car, but the source can't be seen, and it can't be blue.
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Post Fri Jan 18, 2008 11:14 pm

did you even take the time to read the sticky i put up at the top of this forum...if not then READ IT...it has all the state laws in it...lights inside the car are ok as long as you cannot see the tube from the outside.....Blue in the grill is probably illegal for impersonating a police officer, but I am not from Ohio.....
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Post Sat Jan 19, 2008 11:47 am

jdusty914 wrote:
did you even take the time to read the sticky i put up at the top of this forum...if not then READ IT...it has all the state laws in it...lights inside the car are ok as long as you cannot see the tube from the outside.....Blue in the grill is probably illegal for impersonating a police officer, but I am not from Ohio.....



yeah i read it and it said that blue lights are fine but they can not flash, i was just checking to see if anybody had first hand experience.
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Post Sat Jan 19, 2008 11:48 am

Ryan88 wrote:
I'm from PA, but I know in ohio you can have neons under your car, but the source can't be seen, and it can't be blue.


oh really because my friend has blue neon under his camaro and hasn't had any problems with it.
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Post Sat Jan 19, 2008 12:44 pm

ChevyCaprice9C1 wrote:
Ryan88 wrote:
I'm from PA, but I know in ohio you can have neons under your car, but the source can't be seen, and it can't be blue.


oh really because my friend has blue neon under his camaro and hasn't had any problems with it.


He's been lucky....as long as he doesnt drive with it on he will be ok....If he is driving with the BLUE underglow he will eventually get stopped and cited...

Blue in the grill is going to be illegal....Laws tend to sway away from Blue and Red because of emergency vehicle colors...also Green in some states is reserved only for Off Duty fireman who need to respond to emergency calls....
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Post Sat Jan 19, 2008 2:43 pm

Blue/red = odds are you will run into trouble. Even if it is officially illegal. You are taking cop colors. They won't like that and will find something to cite you for. I have ice. Unlimited colors. Even "street legal mode." And I don't drive with any exterior lights on. As it just draws attention to you. And while it may be officially legal cops don't tend to like "tuners" and glow to them = FATF = street racer. And they will find something to ticket you for. Best bet is to just leave it off. It isn't like you can see it when you are driving anyway. So not a big deal. Keep the UB for the parking lots and shows.

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Post Sat Jan 19, 2008 4:29 pm

Neighbor got cited for blue LED wiper squirters ....If they cited him for that grill light will be a no no ...
I'm a volunteer fire fighter and have a permit to run lights and siren so I'm allowed to run red lights on my car ...
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Post Sat Jan 19, 2008 5:17 pm

kornholio788 wrote:
Blue/red = odds are you will run into trouble. Even if it is officially illegal. You are taking cop colors. They won't like that and will find something to cite you for. I have ice. Unlimited colors. Even "street legal mode." And I don't drive with any exterior lights on. As it just draws attention to you. And while it may be officially legal cops don't tend to like "tuners" and glow to them = FATF = street racer. And they will find something to ticket you for. Best bet is to just leave it off. It isn't like you can see it when you are driving anyway. So not a big deal. Keep the UB for the parking lots and shows.

Just my .02.


o.k thanks, i don't drive a tuner though, it's actually an old cop car (i am not i cop don';t want to be a cop just like the performance) i am going to blue any way if i get caught oh well
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Post Sat Jan 19, 2008 6:39 pm

Just a little bit of info, Someone around here had an old Crown Vic (interceptor), with some blue under glow. Got cited for the lights and arrested for impersonating an officer, hell of a battle after that.
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Post Sat Jan 19, 2008 7:08 pm

For what it's worth, I had blue windshield Nozzles in my Prelude back when I was up there, didn't ever have any problems with them.
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Post Sat Jan 19, 2008 9:37 pm

Never said you were a tuner. In fact the fact that you have an old police car is even worse. Good chance you will get pulled and you have a big risk of impersonating an officer. But hey you will pay the fine not me. Go for it...*shrug*
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Post Sat Jan 19, 2008 11:32 pm

ChevyCaprice9C1 wrote:
Ryan88 wrote:
I'm from PA, but I know in ohio you can have neons under your car, but the source can't be seen, and it can't be blue.


oh really because my friend has blue neon under his camaro and hasn't had any problems with it.


I wen't to a wedding in Akron, OH. I was talking to a cop outside the hotel and he said only blue is illegal.
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Post Sun Jan 20, 2008 8:39 am

In Ohio
Blue= Police
Red=Fire/ambulance
And either are Illegal and can be cited on the streets...
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Post Sun Jan 20, 2008 10:22 am

if you have an old crown vic I would be even more hesitant to use BLUE/RED....if you are only going to use them when you are parked, then you will be fine..

drive with them on and get caught...someone might call you in as impersonating a police officer....felony, not something you even want to consider dealing with in court
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02BlueStang wrote:
if you have an old crown vic I would be even more hesitant to use BLUE/RED....if you are only going to use them when you are parked, then you will be fine..

drive with them on and get caught...someone might call you in as impersonating a police officer....felony, not something you even want to consider dealing with in court


yeah i don't have a vic but i have a caprice and when i bought it it still had some police stuff on it but its off now
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Post Sun Jan 20, 2008 10:40 am

djtecthreat wrote:
Just a little bit of info, Someone around here had an old Crown Vic (interceptor), with some blue under glow. Got cited for the lights and arrested for impersonating an officer, hell of a battle after that.


yeah i know that can happen on my caprice when i bought it i wrote not in service on the back window then the cop can't do anything about the under glow.
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Post Sun Jan 20, 2008 2:20 pm

i had blue on my car for a couple years and im from cleveland. its not legal but typically cops dont care unless their ****, need to meet a quota, or your doing something else wrong
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Post Sun Jan 20, 2008 3:55 pm

ChevyCaprice9C1 wrote:


yeah i know that can happen on my caprice when i bought it i wrote not in service on the back window then the cop can't do anything about the under glow.


A cop will do anything he wants. Sad to say, but if he wants to cite you for impersonating, he will.
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Post Sun Jan 20, 2008 4:11 pm

They cited the neighbor because his led squirters were wired to flash as the turn signals ...
One flashing LED =Impersonating an officer
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Post Mon Jan 21, 2008 10:15 am

Just put as much on the car as you want, but don't run them while driving. Running glow while moving really sort of marks you this way, IMHO:

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Before you jump me as a glow hater, check out my MINI:

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I'm obviously a fan of glow, but I have enough self-control to not break (or even bend) the rules of the road and risk impersonating an officer (which is an offense that they take VERY seriously, with good reason). I think the only time I ran my blues while in motion was at a special MINI event, where about 300 of us did a night parade. Other than that, the car was stopped when I turned on all my lights.

Better safe than sorry, I say. That way, you don't risk a ticket and don't accidentally distract another driver. It's win/win.
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Post Mon Jan 21, 2008 10:23 am

I used to run blue underbodies, color changing underbodies, blue turn signals in my mirrors, white turn signal led's, etc, etc, all the time.

I did this for at least two years straight, every night, mostly in Southern Ohio areas like Chillicothe and Circleville, occasionally Columbus, and I never had any problems with police whatsoever.

That was back when I was into glow though, it's been a few years.


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Post Mon Jan 21, 2008 12:19 pm

djtecthreat wrote:
ChevyCaprice9C1 wrote:


yeah i know that can happen on my caprice when i bought it i wrote not in service on the back window then the cop can't do anything about the under glow.


A cop will do anything he wants. Sad to say, but if he wants to cite you for impersonating, he will.


as long as the lights are not flash and you put not in service on it the can't get you for impersonating a officer but they will find something to charge you with.
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Post Mon Jan 21, 2008 12:40 pm

ImagoX wrote:
Just put as much on the car as you want, but don't run them while driving. Running glow while moving really sort of marks you this way, IMHO:

User posted image

Before you jump me as a glow hater, check out my MINI:

User posted image

I'm obviously a fan of glow, but I have enough self-control to not break (or even bend) the rules of the road and risk impersonating an officer (which is an offense that they take VERY seriously, with good reason). I think the only time I ran my blues while in motion was at a special MINI event, where about 300 of us did a night parade. Other than that, the car was stopped when I turned on all my lights.

Better safe than sorry, I say. That way, you don't risk a ticket and don't accidentally distract another driver. It's win/win.



yeah i know what you mean about impersonating an officer a cop accused me of that once because i had just bought my car and is still had some old police markings on it

then:
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Now:

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Post Mon Feb 04, 2008 2:40 am

i hsve never figured out for thr life of me how having glow UNDER the car could cause people to think you were a cop? when is the last time you saw a cop riding down the street with glow under his car? law should be simple, it it's on top of the car,it's blue or red and flashing,it's a cop. if it's under the car it's not.
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Post Mon Feb 04, 2008 2:55 am

It is more or less the effect of the color and patterns that some kits do. MOST people on the streets know when they see red/ blue lights, strobes, or even red/blue flashing lights to get out of the way. This is why cops feel they are being impersonated because the people react to the lights on your car the same way they would as if a cop were coming. Also like imagox said it has a high probability of distracting drivers and potentionally causing a major accident.
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Post Mon Feb 04, 2008 11:07 am

or keep that girl in your car and get out of every ticket you ever get stopped for biglaugh.gif
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Post Mon Feb 04, 2008 6:02 pm

lostforawhile wrote:
i hsve never figured out for thr life of me how having glow UNDER the car could cause people to think you were a cop? when is the last time you saw a cop riding down the street with glow under his car? law should be simple, it it's on top of the car,it's blue or red and flashing,it's a cop. if it's under the car it's not.


i agree with you 100%
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Post Mon Feb 04, 2008 6:03 pm

robbie wrote:
It is more or less the effect of the color and patterns that some kits do. MOST people on the streets know when they see red/ blue lights, strobes, or even red/blue flashing lights to get out of the way. This is why cops feel they are being impersonated because the people react to the lights on your car the same way they would as if a cop were coming. Also like imagox said it has a high probability of distracting drivers and potentionally causing a major accident.


yeah i understand what your saying if the flash but just red or blue lights
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