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Old 10-12-2009, 11:04 PM   #1
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hey, for becoming an Eagle Scout, one of my friends bought me neon underglow for my bonneville, its blue, and i was just wondering if it legal or not, it dosent flash by the way, thanks, o and i live in new jersey
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You would need to check your local lighting laws.
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Every locale I've been in states that blue or red lights that are not in a factory position are for off-road use only. So like red lights that aren't tail lights, or blue lights that aren't head/fog lights are illegal if being used while on a public road.

Street Glow'* web site has a FAQ for local lighting laws though, so you should be able to find out there.
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Basically you can have any light color you want on a car, however; the car cannot be operated on a pubic road or highway.
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New Jersey

39:3-50. Color of lights, permits; cancellation or revocation of
permits
All lamps and reflectors, which display a light visible from
directly in front of a vehicle as authorized by this subtitle, shall exhibit
lights substantially white, yellow or amber in color.

(a) The color of light emitted or reflected by exterior lamps or
reflectors on a vehicle shall be as follows, except as otherwise
provided in paragraph (cool.gif, and (d) of this section:

White when the lamp is a headlamp, or spot lamp, or illuminates a
license plate or a destination sign; or is located on the outside limit
of a side car or other attachment on a motor cycle;

Substantially white or amber when the lamp is a side-cowl or fender
lamp, running-board or other courtesy lamp, front parking lamp, back-up
lamp, auxiliary driving lamp; or a turn signal on or facing the front;

Substantially red or amber when the lamp is a turn signal or a stop
lamp on or facing the rear;

Red when any other lamp or any reflector is on the rear or on
either side at or near the rear, except as otherwise provided in paragraph
(f) of section 39:3-61 for a combination marker lamp;

Amber when any other lamp or reflector is on the front or on either
side other than at or near the rear.

(cool.gif Lamps and reflectors on projecting loads shall emit or reflect
light with color as provided in section 10 of this act.

No person shall drive or move any vehicle or equipment upon any
street or highway equipped with any device or lamp thereon capable of
or displaying a light of any other color than permitted by this section,
except: an authorized emergency vehicle, an authorized school bus, or
a vehicle authorized by a permit issued by the director.

(d) A permit authorizing a vehicle to be equipped with a lamp
capable of or displaying a flashing light, except as provided in 39:3-54 or
a light of a color other than permitted by this section, visible from
directly in front of said vehicle, may be issued by the director when
necessary, in his discretion, for the reasonable and safe movement of
traffic. The permit shall specify the type and color of such lamp and the
conditions under which a person may drive or move the vehicle with said
lamp displaying a light. The permit shall be valid only when the
specifications and conditions contained therein are complied with.

The director may cancel or revoke a permit issued under authority
of this section whenever the conditions for its issuance no longer exist
or on any other reasonable grounds.

Amended by L.1951, c. 24, p. 121, *. 1; L.1964, c. 136, *. 3.

39:3-51. Auxiliary driving lamps
Any motor vehicle may be equipped with not to exceed two auxiliary
driving lamps mounted on the front at a height not less than twelve
inches nor more than forty-two inches above the level surface upon which
the vehicle stands, and every such auxiliary driving lamp or lamps shall
be so aimed and used that no part of the high-intensity portion of the
beam will be directed to the left of the prolongation of the extreme
left side of the vehicle nor more than one hundred feet ahead of the
vehicle.

39:3-52. Additional lighting equipment
Any motor vehicle may be equipped with not more than two side cowl
or fender lamps which shall emit a white or yellow light without
glare. Any motor vehicle may be equipped with not more than one running
board courtesy lamp on each side thereof which shall emit a white or
yellow light without glare. Any motor vehicle may be equipped with a
back-up lamp either separately or in combination with another lamp;
except that no such back-up lamp shall be continuously lighted when the
motor vehicle is in forward motion.

39:3-54. Warning lights on vehicles
a. Any lighted lamp or illuminating device upon a motor vehicle
other than a headlamp, spot lamp or auxiliary driving lamp which
projects a beam of light of an intensity greater than 300 candlepower shall be
so directed that no part of the beam will strike the level of the
roadway on which the vehicle stands at a distance of more than 75 feet from
the vehicle. Flashing lights are prohibited on motor vehicles,
motorcycles and motor-drawn vehicles except as a means for indicating a right
or left turn; provided, however, any vehicle may be equipped, and when
required under this article shall be equipped, with lamps for the
purpose of warning the operators of other vehicles of the presence of a
vehicular traffic hazard requiring the exercise of unusual care in
approaching, overtaking or passing, and when so equipped, shall display such
warning in addition to any other warning signals required by law. The
lamps used to display such warning shall be of a type approved by the
Director of the Division of Motor Vehicles; those used to display warning
to the front shall be mounted at the same level and as widely spaced
laterally as practicable, and shall display simultaneously flashing
white or amber lights, or any shade of color between white and amber. The
lamps used to display such warning to the rear shall be mounted at the
same level and as widely spaced laterally as practicable, and shall
show simultaneously flashing amber or red lights, or any shade of color
between amber and red. These warning lights shall be visible from a
distance of not less than 500 feet at any time when lighted lamps are
required. The two front and two rear turn signals shall be flashed
simultaneously to display such warning on vehicles of the types mentioned in
section 39:3-64.

b. In addition to the flashing devices permitted in subsection a.
of this section, an omnibus may be equipped with two flashing devices
for the purpose of warning the operators of other vehicles and law
enforcement officials that an emergency situation exists within the
omnibus.

These devices shall be capable of activation by the operator of the
omnibus and shall be of a type approved by the Director of the Division
of Motor Vehicles.

They shall be mounted one at the front and one at the rear of the
omnibus and shall display flashing red lights which shine on the roadway
under the vehicle.

Amended by L. 1956, c. 27, p. 70, *. 1; L. 1964, c. 136, *. 4; L.
1985, c. 536, *. 1.

39:3-54.7 Mounting and operation of emergency warning lights.

1. a. An active member in good standing of any of the following
organizations may mount and operate, on a motor vehicle operated by that
member, an emergency warning light or lights as provided in P.L.1977, c.223
(C.39:3-54.7 et seq.):

(1)a volunteer fire company or a volunteer first aid or rescue squad
recognized by and rendering service in any municipality; or

(2)any county or municipal volunteer Office of Emergency Management
recognized by and rendering service in any county or municipality,
provided the member'* official duties include responding to a fire or
emergency call.

b.The Chief Administrator of the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission
shall not require the member to specify on which motor vehicles the
emergency warning light or lights may be mounted.

L.1977,c.223,*.1; amended 1979, c.71, *.1; 1995, c.37, *.1; 2005, c.34,
*.2; 2005, c.218, *.1.
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holy crap, can somebody sum that up bc thats a hell of alot of reading
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It means if you dont have a permit, they can tow your car, suspend your license, and if they wish,.... rip the light kit out at the scene by whatever means necessary to ensure it isnt used in an illegal manner.
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Like Purplehazeir said you can use them, but not while it'* being driven.
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No person shall drive or move any vehicle or equipment upon any
street or highway
equipped with any device or lamp thereon capable of
or displaying a light of any other color than permitted by this section,
except: an authorized emergency vehicle, an authorized school bus, or
a vehicle authorized by a permit issued by the director.
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Notice I highlighted the key phrases here. And entire paragraph is Fed DOT (Notice the copyright symbol to the right) It comes right out of the Fed DOT Guidelines. It isnt state by state basis as some people and companies would allude it to be. There isnt a state body of government that can supercede Fed DOT law. And regardless what sites claim, you will find a disclosure statement on the packaging."Not for Street Use". You asked for a Legal Standing, thats it.

I am not here to say you shouldn't do it, I had top shelf, 4 LED sticks, 8 color, 86 pattern, strobing, etc. myself. Many inspection shops will deny you an inspection, and a few even call a Regional Inspector. And in every State if a Cop knows you have it, flashing or not, and has a hair up his azz, he can not only ticket you, he can physically remove it from your vehicle. That said I have seen cars rolling down the streets with them on, Lit up like a flashing Christmas Tree in parking lots, and I have seen cops ignore them. It'* your business, and your call, but at least know the real bottom line.
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Many inspection shops will deny you an inspection, and a few even call a Regional Inspector.
This is why I'm happy that Florida does not do inspections. I can do whatever I want to my car as long as it'* road safe.
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