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    I live in Missouri, and several years ago i had some amber "knight rider" like lights in the front of my grill. They flashed back and forth amber only. I was eventually pulled over and told they were not legal; however, about 30 mins later i decided to go to the police station to ask another officer. I asked the dispatcher if i could speak with an officer, and he said he would send one over.

    I was waiting, and an officer came down, but it turned out to be the same one that pulled me over

    I asked him again, and he said he was looking in the back through some books. I never did get an answer, but now I am grown up bought a new car, but the kid still lives on and i think these lights would look really good behind my front grille.

    So i found this website and wanted to question the legality of these lights in Missouri. If anyone has any information, please let me know. Here is a link of the lights. I can see why Red would be illegal, but what about flashing amber...essentially the same as a front blinker?

    http://www.jcwhitney.com/autoparts/P...002911/c-10101

    Kevin

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    Can't speak for your state however, in California the display of amber lights is limited to when an unusual traffic hazard exists. It is probably the same for Missouri.
    Going too far is half the pleasure of not getting anywhere

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    • #3
      I am not certain about Missouri's laws, but here is Illinois' laws:

      http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/ilcs...ehicle+Code%2E

      Basically it states that in Illinois, only certain vehicles (tow, construction, etc) may use amber lights, but only as related to their job (ie towing a vehicle). The lights as you have them would NOT be legal in Illinois, so don't plan on crossing the river with them anytime soon!
      Looks like someone took their stupid pills today.

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      • #4
        In Ohio They mean CAUTION and they will slow traffic. If Missouri follows the Federal Department of Transportation rules they are illegal. So just don't use them or even mount them.
        They are legal here for service vehicles, road crews, wreckers, buses, hearses and those are the vehicles that need to make drivers aware that they need to slow down. Also in Ohio if flashing lights are along side the road on a freeway you are to move left one lane.

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        • #5
          It seems that in your State you aren't allowed are only allowed the stock lighting on a vehicle. If you add extra or back up lighting it can be only white and yellow and the light can only be activated when the vehicle in NOT in motion.

          http://www.moga.state.mo.us/statutes...3070000085.HTM

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          • #6
            Originally posted by cst.sb
            It seems that in your State you aren't allowed are only allowed the stock lighting on a vehicle. If you add extra or back up lighting it can be only white and yellow and the light can only be activated when the vehicle in NOT in motion.

            http://www.moga.state.mo.us/statutes...3070000085.HTM
            That is the correct statute.....and most will write the cite for it.

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