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Motorcycle lighting laws significantly vary from State to State and are always subject to change. 

This page is designed to help our customers (and potential customers) know and abide by the laws of their home States and the States they visit.

Many States have laws limiting the use of red and blue lights, blinking and flashing lights, and lights that strobe.  Other States appear to remain silent on the subject of colored motorcycle accent lighting.

We are, where possible, providing links to State traffic regulations and laws.  Interpretation and verification for currency, accuracy and completeness of this data lies with the motorcycle operator.

This page is guidance only and it remains the responsibility of the motorcycle owner/operator to know and obey the law.

Our lighting products are sold and installed for show purposes only.

If you have any information regarding State laws on motorcycle accent lighting, we would appreciate hearing from you.

Alabama - http://alisondb.legislature.state.al.us/acas/ACASLogin.asp
 (Click on “Code of Alabama” tab, then “View”, then “Title 32” for Motor Vehicles and Traffic.)

Alaska

Arizona - http://www.azleg.state.az.us/ArizonaRevisedStatutes.asp?Title=28
 (This link brings you to the Alaska State Statutes, Title 28 Transportation.  Article 16 is Equipment.

Arkansas - http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/data/ar_code.asp
 (Click on Arkansas Code on the bottom of the page.  Click on the circle next to AR BLR Site then click on the + sign under it.  This will display the list of Titles.  Title 27 is Transportation.  Click on the + sign next to it to display the list of Subtitles.  Subtitle 3 is Motor Vehicles and their Equipment.)

California - http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/cgi-bin/calawquery?codesection=veh&codebody=&hits=20
 (This link goes directly to California Vehicle Code.)

Colorado - http://www2.michie.com/colorado/lpext.dll?f=templates&fn=fs-main.htm&2.0
  (This link take you directly to Colorado Statutes, Title 42, Vehicles and Traffic.)

Connecticut

Delaware - http://delcode.delaware.gov/title21/index.shtml#TopOfPage
 (This link goes directly to Title 21, Motor Vehicles.)

Florida - http://www.flsenate.gov/statutes/index.cfm?App_mode=Display_Statute&URL=Ch0316/titl0316.htm&StatuteYear=2007&Title=->2007->Chapter 316 (This link takes you directly to Florida Statutes, Title XXIII, Motor Vehicles, Chapter 316, State Uniform Traffic Control.)

Georgia

Hawaii

Idaho - http://www3.state.id.us/idstat/TOC/49FTOC.html
  (This link takes you directly to Idaho Statutes, Title 49, Motor Vehicles.)

Illinois -

Indiana - http://www.in.gov/legislative/ic/code/title9/ar19/
 (This link takes you directly to Indiana Code, Title 9, Motor Vehicles.)

Iowa

Kansas

Kentucky - http://www.lrc.ky.gov/KRS/189-00/CHAPTER.HTM
 (This link takes you directly to Kentucky Statutes, Chapter 189, Traffic Regulations – Vehicle Equipment and Storage.)

Louisiana - http://www.legis.state.la.us/lss/lss.asp?folder=106
 (This link takes you directly to Louisiana Statute, Title 32, Motor Vehicles and Traffic Regulation.)
 
Maine - http://janus.state.me.us/legis/statutes/29/title29ch0sec0.html
(This
link takes you directly to Maine Statutes, Title 29, Motor Vehicles.) and http://janus.state.me.us/legis/statutes/29-A/title29-Ach0sec0.html (This link takes you directly to Maine Revised Statutes, Title 29-A, Motor Vehicles.)

Maryland - http://mlis.state.md.us/2008rs/chapters_noln/Ch_39_hb1168T.pdf

Massachusetts

Michigan - http://www.legislature.mi.gov/(S(amnxtxedepwagm45thrixyzz))/mileg.aspx?page=getObject&objectName=mcl-300-1949-VI-EQUIPMENT (This link brings you to the Michigan Code, Chapter 257 Motor Vehicles, 300-1949-VI Equipment.)
See also this link to the Michigan State Police for After Market Lighting: http://www.michigan.gov/documents/aftermarket_lighting_8570_7.pdf


Minnesota - https://www.revisor.leg.state.mn.us/statutes/?id=169  (This link brings you to the Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 169 Traffic Regulations.  Lighting starting at 169.48.)

Mississippi http://michie.com/mississippi/lpext.dll?f=templates&fn=main-h.htm&cp
= This link brings you to the Mississippi Code.  Click on the FOLDER that says Mississippi Code of 1972.  Next, click on the FOLDER that says Title 63 Motor Vehicles and Traffic Regulations.  Chapter 7 is Equipment and Identification.  Lighting begins at 63-7-11.

Missouri - http://www.moga.mo.gov/STATUTES/C307.HTM
 (This link brings you to the Missouri Statutes, Chapter 307 Vehicle Equipment Regulations.  Lighting starts at 307.030.

Montana http://data.opi.mt.gov/bills/mca_toc/61_9_2.htm
 (This link brings you to the Montana Code, Title 61 Motor Vehicles, Chapter 9 Vehicle Equipment.)

Nebraska - http://uniweb.legislature.ne.gov/QS/laws.php?mode=view_full_chap&chap=60
  (This link brings you to the Nebraska State Statutes, Chapter 60 Motor Vehicles.  Lighting is addressed in 60-6,187 and 60-6,219 through 60-6,233. http://law.justia.com/nebraska/codes/s60index/s60index.html
 (This link takes you directly to Nebraska Codes, Chapter 60, Motor Vehicles.  Sections 60-6-219 thru 60-6-239 deal with vehicle lighting.

Nevada - http://www.leg.state.nv.us/NRS/NRS-484.html#NRS484Sec541
  (This link takes you directly to Nevada Revised Statutes, Chapter 484, Traffic Laws.)

New Hampshire - http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/rsa/html/NHTOC/NHTOC-XXI-266.htm
(This link takes you directly to the New Hampshire Statutes, Chapter 266 Equipment of Vehicles.)

New Jersey - http://lis.njleg.state.nj.us/cgi-bin/om_isapi.dllclientID=24076871&depth=2&expandheadings=off&headingswithhits=on&infobase=statutes.nfo&softpage=TOC_Frame_Pg42
(This link takes you the New Jersey Statutes.  Click on the + sign next to Title 39, Motor Vehicles and Traffic Regulations.)

New Mexico - http://www.conwaygreene.com/nmsu/lpext.dll?f=templates&fn=main-h.htm&2.0
(This link brings you to the New Mexico Statutes.  Click on the FOLDER next to New Mexico Statutes and Court Rules.  Next, click on the FOLDER next to Statutory Chapters in New Mexico Statutes Annotated 1978.  Next, click on the FOLDER next to Article 3.  Equipment is Part 9.

New York - http://public.leginfo.state.ny.us/menugetf.cgi?COMMONQUERY=LAWS
  (This link brings you to Laws of New York.  Click on VAT (Vehicle and Traffic).  Article 9 is Equipment of Motor Vehicles and Motorcycles.)

North Carolina - http://www.ncga.state.nc.us/gascripts/Statutes/StatutesTOC.pl?Chapter=0020
 (This link brings you to the North Carolina State Statutes, Chapter 20 Motor Vehicles. Lighting starts at 20-129.
North Dakota - http://www.legis.nd.gov/cencode/t39.html (This link brings you to the North Dakota Code, Title 39, Motor Vehicles.  Chapter 39-21 is Equipment of Vehicles.)

Ohio - http://codes.ohio.gov/orc/45
(This link brings you to the Ohio Revised Code, Title 45 Motor Vehicles-Aeronautics-Watercraft.
Chapter 4513 is Traffic Laws for Equipment and Loads.  Lighting starts at 4513.03.

Oklahoma - http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/
 (This link brings you to the Oklahoma State Statutes, Title 47 is Motor Vehicles but we were having difficulty getting this Title to open and when we did, it was difficult to read.

Oregon - http://www.leg.state.or.us/ors/816.html
 (This link takes you to the Oregon State Statutes, Volume 17, Chapter 816 Vehicle Equipment Lights.)

Pennsylvania -
http://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/legis/PN/Public/btCheck.cfm?txtType=HTM&sessYr=2005&sessInd=0&billBody=H&billTyp=B&billNbr=0901&pn=3978

Rhode Island - http://www.rilin.state.ri.us/Statutes/TITLE31/INDEX.HTM
  (This link brings you to the Rhode Island Statutes, Title 31 Motor and Other Vehicles.  Chapter 31-24 is Lighting Equipment and Reflectors.

South Carolina - http://www.scstatehouse.net/code/t56c005.htm
 (This link takes you directly to South Carolina Code of Laws, Title 56 Motor Vehicles.  Article 35 is Equipment and Identification.)

South Dakota - http://legis.state.sd.us/statutes/DisplayStatute.aspx?Type=Statute&Statute=32
  (This link brings you to the South Dakota State Statutes, Title 32 Motor Vehicles.  Chapter 17 is Vehicle Lights and Flares.)

Tennessee - http://www.michie.com/tennessee/lpext.dll?f=templates&fn=main-h.htm&cp
=  (Click on the FOLDER that says Tennessee Code; click on the FOLDER for Title 55, Motor and Other Vehicles; click on the FOLDER for Chapter 9 Equipment-Lighting Regulations.)

Texas - http://tlo2.tlc.state.tx.us/statutes/docs/TN/content/htm/tn.007.00.000547.00.htm#547.305.00
  (This link takes you directly to Texas Transportation Code, Chapter 547, Vehicle Equipment.)

Utah - http://le.utah.gov/~code/TITLE41/41_04.htm
 (This link brings you to the Utah State Statutes, Title 41 Motor Vehicles, Chapter 06a Traffic Code. Lighting begins at Section 41-6a-1603.)

Vermont - http://www.leg.state.vt.us/statutes/sections.cfm?Title=23&Chapter=013
 (This link brings you to the Vermont State Statutes, Title 23 Motor Vehicles.  Lighting begins at Section 1243.)

Virginia - http://leg1.state.va.us/cgi-bin/legp504.exe?000+cod+TOC46020000010000000000000
  (This link takes you directly to Code of Virginia, Title 46.2 Motor Vehicles, Chapter 10 Motor Vehicle and Equipment Safety.)

Washington http://apps.leg.wa.gov/RCW/default.aspx?cite=46.37
(This link brings you to the Washington State Statutes, Title 46, Motor Vehicles.  Chapter 46.37 is Vehicle Lighting and Other Equipment.)

West Virginia - http://www.legis.state.wv.us/WVCODE/ChapterEntire.cfm?chap=17c
  West Virginia Code, Chapter 17C Traffic Regulations and Laws of the Road, Article 15 is Equipment.

Wisconsin - http://nxt.legis.state.wi.us/nxt/gateway.dll?f=templates&fn=default.htm&vid=WI:Default&d=index&jd=top
 (This link brings you to the Wisconsin State Statutes, Chapter 347 Equipment of Vehicles.  SubChapter II is Lighting Equipment.)

Wyoming - http://legisweb.state.wy.us/statutes/compress/title31.doc
  (This link brings you to the Wyoming State Statutes, Title 31 Motor Vehicles.  Article 9 is Equipment.)

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