Rome, GA asked in Traffic Tickets for Georgia

Q: I have green underglow lights on my motorcycle but they don't flash is this illegal in ga.

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Ecleynne Mercy
Ecleynne Mercy
  • Traffic Tickets Lawyer
  • Atlanta, GA
  • Licensed in Georgia

A: Georgia law does not restrict additional aftermarket vehicle lighting which would include neon underglow. Therefore it’s our conclusion that in Georgia neon underglow is not illegal, as long as you follow these restrictions:

Red, blue, violet and green colors are expressly forbidden

License plate illumination must be white

Flashing lights are prohibited

Blue, red, violet (purple) and green are restricted by law for use on emergency vehicles, so in no cases should you use these colors on any aftermarket lights including underbody glow. Avoid using any underbody glow which is flashing, rotating, or oscillating.

Legally speaking mounting any lights including underglow which is capable of emitting blue light could be considered illegal, even if you use other colors in public. Use at your own risk; in case you’re pulled over by a police officer, strongly suggest not talking to law enforcement without an attorney period or telling them you can change colors (assuming you can, which is the case with most LED underglow systems).

There are no relevant GA laws which specifically restrict or prohibit installing car underglow, meaning we consider it legal to use it while driving. As per § 40-8-1, the law does not prohibit installing any additional aftermarket lights are long as they’re not inconsistent with other regulations. I pray this helps.

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