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    I was wondering... does anyone know if the neon lights underneath cars are legal? I think they aren't, but a friend of mine says they are.

    Can anyone clear things up for me?

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    In the Uk, I believe they're legal to use as long as the car isn't in motion (though I could be horribly wrong)
    At the end of the day though, I can't see the point in them, they just look tacky

    edit: in America, they're illegal apparently:
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    Originally posted by 4th gen
    In the Uk, I believe they're legal to use as long as the car isn't in motion
    Yeah, same in sweden.

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    Hah! So I was right.

    A friend of mine says they aren't illegal, but I knew they were. They're illegal in the U.S. because they are "distracting."
    Tacky? I think they look nice.

    Thanks for the quick info 4th gen!

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    It&#39;s a bit of a grey area as far as I am aware. I have heard various standpoints on this...

    1. they are illegal if the neon led bar is visible, legal if the bar is hidden and only the glow is visible.

    2. It depends on the cop that pulls you over.

    3. certain colours cannot be used as they mimick emergency services.

    4. If you have the colours that match indicators stop lights etc then you might get away with it.

    As I said I do not know but you have to be careful, thesec are all viewpoints I have heard or read etc not my own.



    p.s I like em too I have iem in my pc, 4th gen is just an old fuddy duddy

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    In America the only legal lights are for basic functions of the car.


    Brakes
    Reverse
    Headlights
    High Beams

    and must be basically of the "standard color"of each respectively.

    It&#39;s actually illegal to have your interior light on while driving.
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    Apparently it is illegal to have any light on above the dashboard, i.e visible.

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    why is it illeagle to get all flashy with your car?

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    Because your car will be a "distraction" on the road.

    Bah&#33; They other drivers don&#39;t have to look&#33;

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    Another way of putting distraction would be &#39;easy to see&#39;

    I take it by flashy you mean strobes etc?

    On an aside are top end sports cars not a distraction? I know if I see a Ferrari zooming by I have a good look? What about billboards, huge posters in shop windows etc are they not distracting?

    edit my typing is getting worse

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