There are a lot of laws on the books that most people are unaware of. For example did you know that it is illegal to have a trike on the highway? Or that you can get pulled over for driving too slowly? These are just a couple examples of the many many strange and bizarre laws that are out there.
Another law that you might not be aware of is that it is illegal to have your car’s undercarriage illuminated by lights. That’s right if you have those little blue or purple lights that shine down on the ground when you’re driving you could be breaking the law.
The reason this law exists is because of the potential for distraction. If you’re driving at night and you see a car with its undercarriage lit up it’s going to be pretty hard not to look at it. And if you’re looking at it you’re not looking at the road. This increases the chances of you being in an accident.
There have been a few studies on the matter and they’ve all shown that undercarriage lights are a distraction. In one study drivers who had undercarriage lights on their car were twice as likely to be involved in an accident as those who didn’t have the lights.
So if you’re thinking about putting those undercarriage lights on your car you might want to think twice. It’s not worth the risk of being in an accident.
Are under car lights illegal?
Under car lights are illegal in some states and not others.
Why are under car lights illegal?
under car lights can be distracting to other drivers and can also blind oncoming traffic.
What states are under car lights illegal?
California Texas and Florida are a few states where under car lights are illegal.
Do under car lights come with a ticket?
In some states yes you can get a ticket for having under car lights.
How much is the ticket for under car lights?
The ticket can range from $25-$100 depending on the state.
Are there any other penalties for having under car lights?
Your car could be impounded or you could lose your license in some states.
What do under car lights look like?
Under car lights are usually neon and are placed under the car on the underside.
Where can I buy under car lights?
You can buy under car lights at most auto parts stores.
How much do under car lights cost?
They can range in price from $30-$100.
How do I install under car lights?
Depending on the type of under car lights you might have to drill holes or use adhesive.
What are the risks of having under car lights?
The risks include getting a ticket getting your car impounded and losing your license.
Are under car lights worth the risk?
That decision is up to the individual.
I’ve seen cars with under car lights why haven’t I gotten pulled over?
You might not have been caught or the police might not be enforcing the law in your area.
I’ve been pulled over for under car lights what do I do?
You can try to fight it in court or you can pay the ticket.
I don’t want to get pulled over but I still want under car lights.
What can I do?
You can buy under car lights that are specifically for off-road use.