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post #16 of 30 Old 07-20-2011, 05:39 PM
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They are illegal to run while riding in VA.

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In DE my understanding is that as long as they aren't blue/red and are not flashing they are good to go. This was told to me by a few guys who run a motorcycle safety course through the DMV here. Haven't looked much into it past that, I just bought an '05 zx12 and plan to put some lights on it soon... so I guess I'll just have to wait and see what happens.
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In DE my understanding is that as long as they aren't blue/red and are not flashing they are good to go. This was told to me by a few guys who run a motorcycle safety course through the DMV here. Haven't looked much into it past that, I just bought an '05 zx12 and plan to put some lights on it soon... so I guess I'll just have to wait and see what happens.
I talk to a DE state cop who said they are Illigal. But he felt any cop who pulled you over for it had issues. How ever at the last bike night one of the guys was talking about a $45 tix he just got for his lights.
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I talk to a DE state cop who said they are Illigal. But he felt any cop who pulled you over for it had issues. How ever at the last bike night one of the guys was talking about a $45 tix he just got for his lights.
Wow really? That's a damn shame. I can understand not having red/blue or flashing lights... but having the additional lights makes a hard-to-see bike, easier to see. Guess I'll just have to see how long I can get away with it thanks for the knowledge!

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Yea I do the same, just try to get away with it, cops words were "if he pulls you over he has a major stick up his ass" then he asked me were I got mine cause he wanted to add them to his bike...lol.
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Here are some shitty pics of my modest lighting which will cause someone to evidently crash their car..........still don't know why that's MY problem....oh well












You get the idea.....

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So have we heard any thing differnt about riding in minnesota with your accent lights on?

Has anyone heard anything on North Dakotas ruleing?

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At night, I ride with them on everywhere. I've only been stopped the once and the cop said that I couldn't run them because, and I quote, "It could make it a distraction to a person driving and they could end up crashing their car"....as the officer said with a shrug and a smirk...

This is the ONLY time I have ever had my lights mentioned by any law enforcement. I have gone passed, been followed, and even talked with at a stoplight once, many a police/highway patrol.

The legality is this...

It clearly states NO red or blue or any combination thereof or flashing accent lights permitted on the roadways. It clearly lists Amber as a legal color to use while driving. No other color is mentioned either way. It also states, in the statutes, that if your lights light up more than 2 feet around your vehicle (in reference to cars and trucks for ground effects neons) it's illegal.

I would think that as long as you don't run red or blue or flashing lights, they aren't illegal.

I would also say, don't go absolutely ape shit and run so many that you are a glowing star driving down the interstate....unless you run amber, then by all means, do as the truckers do and put as many as you can on there...


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im 99.9% sure that's a no. almost all states say its ok to have running led lights on your bike as long as they are no red or blue because those colors are reserved for emergency vehicles

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Not that it really matters much what I think....but in reflection, the reason the cop gave for why I couldn't run with the lights on is kinda counter productive....

They said I couldn't run them because someone in a car might crash because they were looking at the lights..........Is that not the whole point to having the lights??? Increased visibility....wtf...I don't care if some moron crashes their car because they can't help themselves in the staring dept....but do those electronic billboards not have the same effect?

I would much rather be seen that be NOT seen. Why do I have to be held accountable for someone elses stupidity?

Now I'm DEFINITELY going to dig into this. That was a bullshit excuse for why I can't run my lights....

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The jury is still out on this. I know what the statutes state in my state. They are pretty clear, but I don't think some LEOs are clear on the actual state law on these things.

I recently was driving though a long, rural area at 3-4am, and had an idiot that kept cutting me off, so I kicked the lights on. This made me more visible, and I stopped getting damn near ran over. There are no street lights when you get out of town. I got stopped in a small, rinky dink town and told by the officer that the lights were illegal. I made the comment that I should just change them to amber to avoid any further issue, and the officer stated that that too would be illegal. Now, state law CLEARLY states that amber is a LEGAL accent color to have on a moving motor vehicle. Of this there is no argument.

Most LEOs that I have asked say there is no issue with the lights. I have come across 2 cops so far that have told me they are illegal. I think most are confused with the passenger car law that states that you cannot run Neon under carriage lighting while in motion.

I still say that ANY cop who says these lights cannot be on while in motion, on a motorcycle, is a douche bag. Why the hell would they want a bike to be LESS VISIBLE. Seems counter productive if you ask me.

I know what state law says. It states no red, blue, flashing, or any combination thereof. It clearly lists amber as a legal color. I told the cop to stop ALL otr truck traffic and tell them to remove their amber LED lights they like to add to the cabs and trailers. Like he would have the balls to do that.

Course, this time the cop stated that "you coulda ran and got away easily on this thing" after he asked what size the bike was. More or less a moron, bored officer. It was 4 am in a sleeping small town. I had passed several other highway patrol and local county sheriffs deputies along this ride prior to this encounter.

It's one of them things. I know the reason neither officer so far has given me a ticket for running them is because there is no statute to cite on the ticket for violation...and they know it.

I'm going to find them all, print them off, and carry them under the rear pillion, and ask them to point out where in the statute it says I can't run them while driving at night.

It's a work in progress...


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In Texas it falls under unapproved equipment. Same as the lights some put on the windshield sprayers. Also no white light to the rear. Red to the rear is fine, but not blue and no combination to the front of red or blue. Not something that is strictly enforced from my experience.

not everyone is supposed to make it....
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Many state laws are inthe US are in direct violation of federal law even........thats because its a dreamcatcher justice systemem designed to catch or let slip through whoever is chosen for whichever.......ive known people who had thier life ruined by a single DUI.....and then I know a guy on his 14th and still driving around without even a breathalizer.....look up dumblaws.com its hilarious but also quite aggravating......if common sense becomes a problem then we have a problem
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I SO would have gone to jail if that had been me. My mouth is faster then my ability to stop it. Something like, "Youre right! I need to turn off my headlight as well!, better to be safe than sorry!"

And its not LEO's that single out. I am too quick for my own good with everyone. Wonder if thats why customers dont like me /shrug

ps. I know this thread is old.

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ON MY 2008 ZX14. I run two blues on each side and two under the undertail. my friend has blue on his gsxr as well and approached an accident scene and had his on.. turned em off and officer there said turn em on.. they look nice.. lol.. I ran around on my former bike a 06 Busa and had green on it.. never got any hell for it.
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