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Old 09-18-2005, 10:12 PM   #1
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what are texas' laws governing the use of undercarage lighting and other aftermarket lighting. i already know that it cant flash and blink that's illegal.

EDIT: i had originally posted this in the exterior body & lighting chat. they replied alread with this.


547.305. RESTRICTIONS ON USE OF LIGHTS. (a) A motor
vehicle lamp or illuminating device, other than a headlamp,
spotlamp, auxiliary lamp, turn signal lamp, or emergency vehicle or
school bus warning lamp, that projects a beam with an intensity
brighter than 300 candlepower shall be directed so that no part of
the high-intensity portion of the beam strikes the roadway at a
distance of more than 75 feet from the vehicle.
(b) Except as expressly authorized by law, a person may not
operate or move equipment or a vehicle, other than a police vehicle,
with a lamp or device that displays a red light visible from
directly in front of the center of the equipment or vehicle.
(c) A person may not operate a motor vehicle equipped with a
red, white, or blue beacon, flashing, or alternating light unless
the equipment is:
(1) used as specifically authorized by this chapter;
or
(2) a running lamp, headlamp, taillamp, backup lamp,
or turn signal lamp that is used as authorized by law....


In the state of Texas, Red, White, and Blue are illegal unless your an emergency vehicle, tow truck, school bus, or a church bus. Red is only illegal if it's displayed on the front of the vehicle or if visible from the front of the vehicle. Merriam-Webster, describes the word, beacon as 'a source of light...'


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Old 09-20-2005, 07:27 PM   #2
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peter what are you wanting to do exactly that would help with an answer if you are looking at green neons under your car then do it just don't turn em on while on a public road if you want to be cautious.
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Old 09-20-2005, 11:03 PM   #3
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the green underglow is what i would want to do. that and the steeda or kaminari lip kit. my car needs some show to go with its go.
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Old 09-21-2005, 12:10 AM   #4
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FALSE the only thing in the books that you can be pulled over for in under body lighting is if the bulb is visible, or it is flashing. ALL colors are legal.
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thats what I thought but all cops aren't smart enough to read a book they like to make it up as they go along, you could get the ticket dismissed but its all the bs you have to put up with just cause some punk a$$ cop doesn't like sport compact cars!!
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now i want to do it just so i can waiste the cops time in court...the look on his face when the ticket is dismissed would be awesome.
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Old 09-22-2005, 03:12 PM   #7
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but dont be rude about it or flaunting they will find something else to get you for if you do.
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