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Old 11-25-2013, 05:37 PM   #1
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Georgia Off Road Light Regulations

Anyone know if there are any laws/regulations on the off road lights you can put on your Jeep here in GA? I just mounted two dually D2s to the A pillar and had a flash back. I seem to remember way back in the 90s that a friend of mine had to put covers on his off road lights. Just curious if you have to do anything.

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Old 11-25-2013, 06:34 PM   #2
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should be able to go here and a bit of searching: LexisNexis® Custom Solution: Georgia Code Research Tool

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Old 11-25-2013, 09:44 PM   #3
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Always wanted to know, thanks for the link. Here is what I found searching:

O.C.G.A. § 40-8-29

GEORGIA CODE
Copyright 2013 by The State of Georgia
All rights reserved.

*** Current Through the 2013 Regular Session ***

TITLE 40. MOTOR VEHICLES AND TRAFFIC
CHAPTER 8. EQUIPMENT AND INSPECTION OF MOTOR VEHICLES
ARTICLE 1. EQUIPMENT GENERALLY
PART 2. LIGHTING EQUIPMENT

O.C.G.A. § 40-8-29 (2013)

§ 40-8-29. Spotlights, foglights, and auxiliary lights permitted


(a) Any motor vehicle may be equipped with not to exceed one spotlight, and no lighted spotlight shall be aimed and used upon any approaching vehicle. It shall be unlawful for any person except law enforcement officers and persons licensed under Chapter 38 of Title 43 to operate a spotlight from any moving vehicle on any highway or public roadway.

(b) Any motor vehicle may be equipped with not to exceed two foglights mounted on the front at a height not less than 12 inches nor more than 30 inches above the level surface upon which the vehicle stands and so aimed that when the vehicle is not loaded none of the high intensity portion of the light to the left of the center of the vehicle shall at a distance of 25 feet ahead project higher than a level of four inches below the level of the center of the light from which it comes.

(c) Any motor vehicle may be equipped with not to exceed one auxiliary passing light mounted on the front at a height not less than 24 inches nor more than 42 inches above the level surface upon which the vehicle stands, and every such auxiliary passing light shall meet the requirements and limitations set forth in this article.

(d) Any motor vehicle may be equipped with not to exceed one auxiliary driving light mounted on the front at a height not less than 16 inches nor more than 42 inches above the level surface upon which the vehicle stands, and every such auxiliary driving light shall meet the requirements and limitations set forth in this article.

HISTORY: Ga. L. 1953, Nov.-Dec. Sess., p. 556, § 111; Code 1933, § 68E-210, enacted by Ga. L. 1982, p. 165, § 4; Code 1981, § 40-8-29, enacted by Ga. L. 1982, p. 165, § 10; Ga. L. 1983, p. 3, § 29; Ga. L. 1992, p. 6, § 40.
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Old 11-26-2013, 12:02 AM   #4
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such a grey, vague area. and from my experience, not something actively enforced in Georgia (outside of profiling).
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Old 11-26-2013, 05:21 AM   #5
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I don't know of anyone getting a ticket for them. I know my fogs are close to that 30" high mark. Good thing is there is no specs on keeping them covered. It just states they can it be on if mounted above 42".
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Old 12-02-2013, 01:29 PM   #6
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I have six forward facing lights besides my headlights if that helps ease your mind. As long as you're not blinding people on the road with them you'll be fine.
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Old 12-02-2013, 08:36 PM   #7
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I don't see how off road lights mounted to a vehicle can be an issue, so long as they aren't used on road. The real problem I have is all the jackhole rednecks in their 98 Z71's that go for that stupid looking pre-runner stance (too high in the front) and have 9000k hyper white HIDs in their stock housings. I hate those motherfuckers. I leave for work when it's dark and drive home when it's dark. I meet one almost every day.

I sure wish LEO's would do something about that.

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