Posted by Wilson on December 29, 1998 at 22:02:16:
In Reply to: Re: Interesting... posted by Robert on December 29, 1998 at 17:47:30:
The law has something to do with the reflected color if the car was disabled at night with no power to the bulb. Example if you swapped out all rear lenses to clear all you would see white reflected color no red or amber. I guess DOT likes the reflective color thing. This law was explained to me by a California Highway Patrol Officer who enforces this law as written in the Vehicle code. The California code makes reference to D.O.T. requirements for lens colors. The CHP primarily targets the street racers, Acuras etc. that plague California with their street racing activity. Also if you look at the catalogs selling these after market lenses there is usually a fine print notice advising for off road use only.
: I think it's a matter of having both clear bulbs and clear lenses that is illegal. One or the other have to be amber.