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Ohio set to ban colored headlights

TNS Regional News • Mar 20, 2014 at 9:07 PM

Fancy headlight colors ranging from bright blue to pink will soon be outlawed on Ohio roadways, under a bill passed by the Ohio House on Wednesday.

State administrative law already requires white headlights but it wasn’t spelled out in the criminal code as well, making it difficult for police tickets written for colored headlights to be valid. Senate Bill 161 remedies that.

The bill, which now goes to Gov. John Kasich for his consideration and signature, has the support of the Fraternal Order of Police and the Specialty Equipment Market Association, who said certain colored headlights may confuse other drivers.

Drivers who violate the requirement could be charged with a misdemeanor.

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By Laura A. Bischoff - Dayton Daily News, Ohio (MCT)

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