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Old 03-15-2010, 02:22 PM   #1
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Question about Off Road Light laws

my step dad told me last night in california you can get a ticket for having the off road lights not covered. i dont think the cops will bother me too much cause its a texas vehicle, plus they are not even wired up yet, need to get some more wire. but does anyone know if you have to them covered in texas?

also he told me they have to be working.

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Re: Question about Off Road Light laws

not sure but in va only allowed six and must work! also can not be turned on while driving with high beams on
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Re: Question about Off Road Light laws

In the state of Texas all lights above the horizantal centerline of the headlights have to be covered and only allowed 6 lights uncovered total I believe. Don't know where your lights are.
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Re: Question about Off Road Light laws

Here in Pa, any aux lighting has to be covered. Plus if you have aux lighting, they must be wired to a lighted switch and must work to pass inspection.
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Re: Question about Off Road Light laws

ok, FOR THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA.

it is illegal to have them uncovered, IF YOU HAVE MORE THAN 2

by law you are allowed to have 2 aux lights mounted to the front of the vehicle which are 55w and properly aimed.

BUT cops wont ticket you for it UNLESS YOU HAVE MULTIPLE LIGHTS ON.
i have friends with upwards of 8-10 lights on their pre-runners uncovered and dont have a problem.

i've driven around with my hella's on and have had cops stop me and they just told me to point them down or turn them off. youre fine.
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Re: Question about Off Road Light laws

My 2 lights are above the roof next to my light bar
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Re: Question about Off Road Light laws

Ya I have 2 behind my grill so partially covered. I use them all the time and gave not been hassled at all
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Re: Question about Off Road Light laws

Yep, above the Headlights Must be Covered in Oregon.

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My 2 lights are above the roof next to my light bar
then dont turn them on and you wont get hassled. you'll be fine, dont worry about it.
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Re: Question about Off Road Light laws

IN La anything above 36" tall needs covers on the highway.
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Re: Question about Off Road Light laws

Hey bro, in Texas they do not have to be covered. Rode around all the time without mine covered on all my vehicles and never catch any flak for it. Just don't turn them on while on public roads and you will be fine.
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IN La anything above 36" tall needs covers on the highway.
with how much junk is on LA roads you need to have them covered so nothing breaks them...
the Baldwin bridge by my cosa has a piece of concrete the size of a dinner plate missing that birds fly in and out of WTF <---- true story
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Re: Question about Off Road Light laws

Also it depends on the jurisdiction of where the vehicle is registered. A buddy of mine got a ticket in Illinois for having too dark of window tint. He was legal in the state of Kansas where the vehicle was registered at the time. Judge tossed the ticket when he got proof he was legal where the vehicle was registered.

That's part of the federal interstate trade stuff. That won't stop you from getting the ticket or stopped or hassled...but might keep you from having to pay a fine. Just make sure you're legal in your state and locale. Also a lot of the motor vehicle codes are common from state to state. In my friends case he was legal for here, not where he was visiting.
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with how much junk is on LA roads you need to have them covered so nothing breaks them...
the Baldwin bridge by my cosa has a piece of concrete the size of a dinner plate missing that birds fly in and out of WTF <---- true story
LOL, sure enough.....Here in Watson, Cody is running around with rock guards on the fogs but he has a legit set of covers in the truck just in case he gets pulled over. I have instructed him to politely explain to the officer that he forgot to cover them and will take care of it right away...If it ever happens once then he will have to run the KC covers on them..I dont like the covers though because it causes the lamps to sweat much like at a plant then you have corrosion under insulation.
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