OnFocus – A Wisconsin State Patrol trooper in the Northeast Region recently stopped a car that was adorned in lit-up Christmas lights.
“Although she gave them credit for the creativity, she advised the driver it is not legal to operate on the road,” Wisconsin State Patrol said in a statement.
Per State Statute, 347.07(2)(a)/(b), there are special restrictions on lamps and the use thereof:
(1) Whenever a motor vehicle equipped with headlamps also is equipped with any adverse weather lamps, spotlamps or auxiliary lamps, or with any other lamp on the front thereof projecting a beam of intensity greater than 300 candlepower, not more than a total of 4 of any such lamps or combinations thereof on the front of the vehicle shall be lighted at any one time when such vehicle is upon a highway.
(2) Except as provided in sub. (3), or as otherwise expressly authorized or required by this chapter, no person shall operate any vehicle or equipment on a highway which has displayed thereon:
(a) Any color of light other than white or amber visible from directly in front; or
(b) Any color of light other than red on the rear; or
(c) Any flashing light.
(3) A motorcycle may be equipped with a lighting device that illuminates the ground directly beneath the motorcycle if all of the following apply:
(a) The lighting device is not visible to approaching vehicles.
(b) The lighting device does not display a red, blue, or amber light.
(c) The lighting device does not display a flashing, oscillating, or rotating light.
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