Are White Strobe Lights Legal?

When it comes to lights on your car we would advice to rather be on the safe side. Go to your nearest police station and asked them what the lighting laws are in your area for:

  1. “is it legal to have flashing lights on your car”
  2. “is it illegal to have flashing white lights on your car”

Here is a snippet from our South Carolina Lighting Laws blog post:

““A person shall not drive, move, or park any vehicle or equipment upon a highway with a lamp or device on it displaying a red or blue light visible from directly in front of the center of it.” – SC Code § 56-5-4830 (2012)”

 There’s a couple of sections to the lighting laws in the US: 

  • SECTION 56-5-4830. Special restrictions on lamps; degree of intensity; red, blue and flashing lights. [SC ST SEC 56-5-4830]
  • SECTION 56-5-4840. Selling or using devices or equipment to change design or performance of lamps or reflectors. [SC ST SEC 56-5-4840]
  • SECTION 56-5-4530. Illumination of rear registration plate. [SC ST SEC 56-5-4530]
  • SECTION 56-5-4540. Motor vehicles shall be equipped with rear reflectors. [SC ST SEC 56-5-4540]
  • SECTION 56-5-4590. Color of clearance lamps, side-marker lamps, reflectors, stop lights and back-up lamps.[SC ST SEC 56-5-4590]

Visit Justia US Law for more information regarding US lighting Laws. 

https://law.justia.com/

 


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quezadasoccer

I have a set of two White LED stobre lights installed in my car, on the sides of the rearview mirror.
I want to know if they are legal and if you can have them on your vehicle
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Ryan88


Be in a parking lot away from a road and no one will bug you if you aren’t moving.
SickWitIt

 

Highly illegal. Don’t have them on while driving on ANY type of public road.

kornholio788

 

Not always true!! I thought the same for my blue glow. I was parked in a parking lot car not running and got a 100 dollar 3 point ticket!!!!! FOR BLUE GLOW!! ANd the ticket was legit too.
I think the law is you have to be like 100 or 150 yards away from the nearest road or somethin i dunno. Be careful with strobes.

kornholio788
Not always true!! I thought the same for my blue glow. I was parked in a parking lot car not running and got a 100 dollar 3 point ticket!!!!! FOR BLUE GLOW!! ANd the ticket was legit too.
I think the law is you have to be like 100 or 150 yards away from the nearest road or somethin i dunno. Be careful with strobes.

 

 

Moss

 

Does anybody here actually know their local laws? Pork went to court I believe and know nows that strobes within a certain distance of a highway/road way is illegal. Unless you are at a car show in a lot there is no reason to have strobe lights. If you are in the Wal-Mart parking lot with strobe lights on and get arrested or fined I am all for it. People will do alot of weird things to rape/harm others and pretending to be a police officer in a parking lot of a playground would be an easy way to snatch a kid.

Funny part is most people with strobes have the sense to not do foolish things with them. Clutch your whole argument about they will pull out over later is true. But stupidity lead to their being a later.
Whining about state troopers doing nothing is priceless. Debris is roadways, construction, accidents, drunk drivers, lost motorists, crimes in rest areas. 1000s of ways they keep you safe and you never know.
There should be a common sense smiley.