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Off road or auxiliary light laws

Discussion in 'Canada' started by 96Taco, Dec 27, 2011.

  1. Dec 27, 2011 at 10:00 PM
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    96Taco

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    I recently got some IPF 968csg lights for my truck. Someone told me these lights are illegal unless you have covers on them? Or over 55w u need covers. Or they are illegal full stop.

    I've seen plenty of trucks all over Canada with these PIAA or hella lights on their trucks so I am not sure.

    If u know what the laws are in Alberta for after market lights that would be great.
     
  2. Dec 27, 2011 at 10:03 PM
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    we have quite a few canaduh members on here, im sure somebody will chime in soon. I aint got a clue lol
     
  3. Dec 27, 2011 at 10:10 PM
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    Here in california i believe u need covers on your lights i dont have covers for mine i would just cover em up if they came with covers, an if u dont have covers i would carry around some old socks incase u get pulled over and throw the socks over em my buddies did that coming out of the desert so he wouldnt get a ticket.
     
  4. Dec 27, 2011 at 10:11 PM
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    really? even if they arent pointed high?
     
  5. Dec 27, 2011 at 10:12 PM
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    Doesnt matter if they are pointing down the need covers.
     
  6. Dec 27, 2011 at 10:12 PM
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    damn :(
     
  7. Dec 27, 2011 at 10:13 PM
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    But really all cops have different attitudes and to me its rare to hear of such a ticket unless u are driving with them down the road lol
     
  8. Dec 27, 2011 at 10:15 PM
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    is this refering to all types of aftermarket lights? what if they are those hella 500 fog lights?
     
  9. Dec 27, 2011 at 10:18 PM
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    Thats a good question cuz i know they are driving lights as well another thing u can only drive with 4 lights on at a time headlights and fogs nothing else my buddy told me that when he got pulled over.
     
  10. Dec 27, 2011 at 10:19 PM
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    As far as I know in BC, you are only allowed to have 2 driving lights and 2 additional lights (like fog lights) and all others must be covered whenever on a paved road.

    The cops most likely will never ticket you, but they could.
     
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    Ok the old sox trick might work. They have the mesh or guarding on the front of them so normal covers won't fit. I see so many trucks around here with no covers I just hope it's not illegal and I get a dick cop looking for something to ticket me on.

    I also heard that as long as they are wired to only turn on with your high beam it's ok. Lots of conflicting info out there.
     
  12. Dec 27, 2011 at 10:19 PM
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    huh. i just put some hella 500s on(non fog lights) because my stock head lights suck...
     
  13. Dec 27, 2011 at 10:21 PM
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    When on some pretty remote hwys here in a Canadian blizzard it would be nice to have them on.

    Not talking about fogs.
     
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    Yeah best advice i can give is just carry some covers if u have them or some homemade ones that will stay on the lights when u drive away.
     
  15. Dec 27, 2011 at 10:30 PM
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    do you use those lights on the road?
     
  16. Dec 27, 2011 at 10:31 PM
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    I do all the time lol i like seeing how bright and far my HIDs go lol but not with cars around.
     
  17. Dec 27, 2011 at 10:33 PM
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    I have mine adjusted level with my regular headlights.. i guess il just have to find out and see
     
  18. Dec 27, 2011 at 10:33 PM
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    i drive with my 4 kc lights on and my high beams quite alot down here, but where i live you can drive for 30 minutes to a hour and not pass anybody. so its nice lol and the deer here are stupid.
     
  19. Dec 27, 2011 at 10:34 PM
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    another reason i got the hellas
     
  20. Dec 27, 2011 at 10:38 PM
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    they have a really bad habit of walking into the side of vehicles, i have been ran into quite a few times lol
     
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