Wondering about Tennessee neon underglow laws?
Underglow lights are legal in Tennessee provided that you stick within the few restrictions placed on them.
- Flashing lights are prohibited.
- Red and blue flashing lights are usually reserved for emergency vehicles, rather be safe and don’t ever install blue or red lights on your car even if they’re stationary and not flashing.
- Do not use combinations of white, amber or red lights in the front of your vehicle.
I have yet to find a color in TN that is illegal. I have mine set to red 90% of the time. Jdusty sets his on blue 90% of the time. jDusty and I have tried pretty much every color you can and neither one of us of had any trouble with the law concerning the UB. Heck, not that I have the V2, I will ride with teh multi color on and haven’t had any trouble.
Also, if you notice the stick at the top of this part of the forum, jDusty has a link to lighting laws. According to TN law and experiences jdusty has had, red/blue are not illegal unless flashing.
Where you happen to be at in east TN?
They are really strict about red and blue around here, flashing or not. I got pulled over again last night for the second time for my blue LED’s above the license tag.. of course it all depends on the officer. Some are out to get you and others don’t really care.
The reason they are so strict is because about a month or two ago someone was pulled over by what they thought was a police officer, but it happened to be someone with blue lights in there car so they pulled a gun on this lady on the side of the road and raped her… I live in Johnson City about an hour from Knoxville.
I’ve had mixed results here in Knoxville. I’ve driven past cops pulled over on the side of the road with red, white, and blue flashing lights with my loud straight pipes and not even had the officer think twice about it. I’ve also asked the officer at the Truck/Car show that goes on around here and he said that it was fine as long as they stayed down in my wheel wells and below, even flashing red, white, and blue. The first ever issue I had was today. I pulled into a plaza to do a u turn and there was an officer there. It looked like he was patrolling the area and was probably confused because it was late at night, my truck is loud as sh*t, there weren’t any other cars around but him and my lifted straight piped Dodge running the color fade mode because why not. I think he wanted an excuse to talk to me to feel out the situation, but all he did was pull up next to me and told me to turn them off before I got on the road again. I feel like he cared less about the under glow, and more so wanted to feel out the situation due to all of the crazy stuff going on right now and him being alone with me in the parking lot. So fair warning, cops may use your under glow as an excuse to talk to you, but I don’t believe that they can ticket you on it.
I just had a multi glow set of light pun on my car, but just to be safe, I’m only going to run white lights or possibly pink at night on the main roads, and I will make them solid with no blinking. When I’m off road, I will allow many colors to go through their displays. I don’t need any tickets for sure.
Just drove through Nashville tonight passing many cops with multi color LEDs flashing with my music and nobody bothered me.