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Old 09-26-2013, 01:04 AM   #1
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Street use of 40" light bar

Do any of you use your top-mounted light bars on the street, or is it just used for off road? I'm talking about the ones that sit at the top of the windshield. I love the light and depth that they give off, but I'm not sure what it would do to oncoming traffic.

I'm talking two-lane roads, not freeways, and no streetlights of any kind.


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Old 09-26-2013, 01:10 AM   #2
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I'm fairly certain that's gonna be illegal no matter where you drive... Unless your way out in the sticks and your the only car on the road .....

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Old 09-26-2013, 01:11 AM   #3
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Running light that are above your headlights on the road are typically illegal to run on the road.
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Old 09-26-2013, 01:12 AM   #4
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Turn your light bar on and stand in front of it and you'll have a small idea of what it would do to oncoming traffic
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Old 09-26-2013, 03:59 PM   #5
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What part of "off road lights" don't you understand????
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Old 09-27-2013, 09:48 AM   #6
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I've used a pair of Rigid Industries Dually lights mounted in a driving light location low on the bumper (on a different vehicle) on the street and it was fine.

I have a 20" Rigid Industries light bar and there's NO WAY it can be used on the road. Well, it can be done but it will get you in trouble with everyone who sees it including the law.
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Old 10-03-2013, 12:43 PM   #7
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So if you have a light bar below the headlights (say on the bumper) they are legal to drive on the road with them on?
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Old 10-03-2013, 12:49 PM   #8
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So if you have a light bar below the headlights (say on the bumper) they are legal to drive on the road with them on?
They would need to be pointed WAY DOWN and even then it can still slightly blind traffic.
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Old 10-04-2013, 01:49 PM   #9
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no question those would get you pulled over in a second.

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II. Any motor vehicle may be equipped with not to exceed 3 auxiliary driving lamps mounted on the front at a height not less than 12 inches nor more than 42 inches above the level surface upon which the vehicle stands, with such measurements to be made from the ground to the center of the lens, except that vehicles while used in the winter maintenance of ways may be driven with auxiliary head lamps higher than 42 inches above the surface upon which the vehicle stands provided such head lamps shall be aimed so that the top of the beam of light produced by these head lamps does not exceed the height of a horizontal line which is 42 inches high at a distance of 75 feet ahead of the head lamps of said vehicle.
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Old 10-06-2013, 01:11 AM   #10
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I'm sure driving on a road with those blinding off road lights above your roof or below your bumper would get you a ticket. If they where the cause of an accident, injury or death your neglegance could land you in jail for a vary long time.

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