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California Laws On Ditch Lights?

Discussion in 'California' started by 2020 TRD Sport, Mar 2, 2020.

  1. Mar 2, 2020 at 7:29 PM
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    2020 TRD Sport

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    I’m currently looking into adding ditch lights to my truck! Can anyone help me out with the last for ditch lights in California?
     
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  2. Mar 2, 2020 at 7:36 PM
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    The Californian

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    Illegal in California unless you have them covered while on the road.
     
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  3. Mar 2, 2020 at 8:35 PM
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    I've been lucky many cops have seen mine and have not pulled me over yet.IMG_20200223_075243_003.jpg IMG_20200222_215438_602.jpg
     
  4. Mar 2, 2020 at 9:34 PM
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    Everything is illegal and causes cancer here in California.
     
  5. Mar 2, 2020 at 9:36 PM
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    These days the only things legal in california are misdemeanors
     
  6. Mar 2, 2020 at 9:44 PM
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    Including Disneyland! We walked to Disney from the hotel and there were signs that said “Disneyland had chemicals known to the state of California to cause cancer”
     
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  7. Mar 2, 2020 at 9:44 PM
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    Worth it.



    You could rig up a cover to a switch on the dash that would uncover the lights.
     
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  8. Mar 2, 2020 at 9:58 PM
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    I also run them uncovered no issues. CF1AE647-BE9B-4C07-86FB-B6783458D8CF.jpg
     
  9. Mar 2, 2020 at 10:48 PM
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    Have you heard of people getting ticketed for having them uncovered? (Nice trucks btw)
     
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  10. Mar 2, 2020 at 10:49 PM
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    That would be amazing
     
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  11. Mar 3, 2020 at 12:28 AM
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    I don’t think you will get a ticket unless they obstruct your view from inside the cab or they are turned on.
     
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  12. Mar 3, 2020 at 5:47 AM
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    you will absolutely get a ticket. Its $250 non-correctable.

    I got one and my buddy got one.

    you must have them covered. The only ones that can be uncovered are factory headlights and fog lights.

    Im not here to tell you how to run your life, thats californias job. Im just saying, its possible to get a ticket.
     
  13. Mar 3, 2020 at 6:09 AM
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    I wish Colorado would enforce ditch lights, bro bars, and any other bright ass aftermarket LED lights that are on at night. Hell, we even have idiots running around in the broad daylight with them on.
     
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    Well except for shooting up and shitting on the streets.
     
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    I think it all depends on the mood the cop is in, tons of cops and CHP have seen all my lights, I've had them for 3 years with no covers and haven't gotten a ticket. I say get em.
     
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  16. Mar 3, 2020 at 6:37 AM
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    Agreed. Ran mine for awhile now no one bats an eye.
     
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  17. Mar 3, 2020 at 6:39 AM
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    I've even seen one on a PT Cruiser during the day lit up.
     
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  18. Mar 3, 2020 at 7:36 AM
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    Yeah I also speed all the time and my window tint is too dark.

    We each choose our own risk level. Personally I don't see any reason to risk a ticket for lights. When I get to the trail I remove my covers. Pretty easy for me
     
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    And everytime I see it, it’s some fucking shit box.
     
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    I think geographics play a factor in it as well. Your local agency may enforce traffic harder where as mine is a little more lax. I such as most also opted for darker tint all the way around and have a heavy foot from time to time. I’m not knocking you for running them honestly if the company that made my ditch lights made covers I’d probably use them but they don’t and I don’t really feel like switching lights just to add covers. Unless Baja designs wants to hook it up with a pair of XL80s or squadron pro’s then I’d happily change. Just putting my $0.02 in I’ve had no trouble so far (knock on wood).
     
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    Or Jeep. Can’t stand the jk/jl bro bar boi’s
     
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    I covered them. people been getting tickets.
    They are off road lights anyways.
     
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    Wow that’s crazy I could see chp or a small town but man that would have to be on slow day at work lol.
     
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    I ordered covers for all mine just waiting for the BD ones now
     
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    They are legal in California they are just supposed to be covered when driving on the road. They can be uncovered when off road.
     
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    One was SD sheriff and the other was CHP in SD.

    Could be an SD thing. Lots of bro trucks down there with shorts black socks and flat bill hats drinking monster and vodka LOL
     
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    Witnessed my friend got cited by a CHP on the 15 Cajon Pass for no covers on when I was in front of him with all of my covers on. The VC is out there for them not being overed.
     
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    :censored: Cali!!!

    I was about to install some as my next Mod.
     
  30. Mar 19, 2020 at 10:50 AM
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    whats the problem? Just install them
     
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