MADISON, Wisc. — As part of their #WednesdayWisdom Facebook series, the Wisconsin State Patrol (WSP) on Wednesday called out a truck driver for having blue lights installed on the back of their rig.
“Blue and flashing lights are prohibited on non-police vehicles in Wisconsin,” the post states.
“Headlights can be white or amber. Taillights must be red. A vehicle must have at least two headlights and not more than two fog lights and spotlights.”
The post received hundreds of comments.
Mark Hughes wrote: “How about enjoy a rig with some cool lights…and not harming a soul. To many complainers in this world…SMH.”
Bruce Cooper wrote: “Definitely need to outlaw the strip lights and make it a law to know how to adjust fog and head lights.”
“What a great job on protecting us from the harmful color of light,” Steven Ward wrote. “These laws are about as useless as tint laws. Just a money grab is all.”
The WSP included these links with text of the state’s laws that govern vehicle lighting.
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I was stopped back in the early 90’s for having blue lights on the back of the sleeper. $150.00. Fine.
So the law has been there for decades.
Mississippi, Indiana also have the same laws. Check the law before running your mouth. Been out here 34 years and love my chicken lights n get compliments everyday.
I agree 💯 with you but no one wants to follow the law but when they get a ticket now they are the victim!!! Sad what today society is
Why does gully transport in Quincy Illinois have a blue light on the trailers, in the middle of them on the top
Probably because they are not subject to the laws of the WI state patrol. Just a guess?
the beginning of the END, to the CDL steering wheel holders who want to DISTRACT professional drivers.
And could you Please enforce the extra “UFO” lights that are being used for headlights/ fog lights.
Absolutely spot on. It isn’t just big rigs but four wheelers too. There is nothing worse than having someone running down the road with aircraft running lights along with headlights and fog lights blazing away.
Yep that law has been around a long time however that law also states they cannot be flashing lights last time I turned my sleeper lights on they don’t blink. If you wanna get technically it’s red or blue u can’t have that flash to show how dumb this law is turn your signal light on and walk to the back of most cars and tell me what you see.
What about the motorcycles that have the multicolor lights if it’s illegal for cars and semis to use different color lights and it should be illegal for motorcycles too !!!!!
It’s red and blue only for emergency vehicles. But I agree the law reads flashing. So I think I’d see the judge..I had a police officer write me a ticket for my lifted truck law says 54 inches to a multi light beam .switched driving light around went to court Judge came out looked at my truck told the officers to quit harassing me.
I saw a truck running on the Ohio Turnpike with blue marker lights on the cab and on the back of the tractor. He also had the neon lights glowing from underneath. Yes it looks nice when it is parked at night, but very distracting to other drivers. It’s a good law for a reason and it isn’t just a money grab.
Yup, the same lawmakers in wisconsin decided , dump trucks are exempt from having to keep mud flaps on there trucks. Makes no sence at all. But, just another example of ,,MONEY TALKS!