Ponchatoula, LA asked in Traffic Tickets for Mississippi

Q: Is white underglow illegal in the state of Mississippi? And should the ticket be $219?

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Hiten H. Patel
Hiten H. Patel
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Southaven, MS
  • Licensed in Mississippi

A: Yes, please see below.

§ 63-7-23 – Color of lighting devices

(2) Auxiliary white lights mounted on or near the rear of a motor vehicle, or visible from the rear of the vehicle, shall not be prohibited under the provisions of this section if (a) the vehicle’s gross weight is less than twelve thousand one (12,001) pounds, and (b) the lights are designed by the motor vehicle manufacturer or an after-market parts manufacturer so that they may only be illuminated whenever the vehicle is not in motion and the transmission of the vehicle is not capable of transmitting power to the wheels.

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