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Old 02-26-2011, 05:13 AM
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just got pulled over by el pasos finest, the green mustang gt speed unit. and guess why! speeding? nope. no turn signal? nope. brake light out? nope i got a ticket for running more than two fog lights! my two stock ones and my two behind the grille! he actually gave me a damn ticket for it! i have seen many of vehicles run more than their head lights and fog lights and have never heard of getting a ticket for it. the guy couldve at least given me a warning seeing as ive never heard of the law. so i researched it. according to texas law:



Spotlights

<li id="jsArticleStep1"> Motor vehicles may have no more than two spotlights, aimed so that no part of the high-intensity portion of the beam strikes the windshield, window, mirror, or occupant of another vehicle.

Fog Lights

<li id="jsArticleStep1"> Vehicles may have no more than two fog lights, aimed so no part of the high-intensity portion of the beam from a light mounted to the left of center on a vehicle projects a beam of light at a distance of 25 feet that is higher than four inches below the level of the center of the light.


Read more: Motor Vehicle Lighting Laws in Texas | eHow.com http://www.ehow.com/list_6898428_mot...#ixzz1F3RE8K3o

so according to that, im good right? nope looked a little further into it.


  1. Duty to Display Motor vehicles are required to use lights at nighttime, or whenever conditions don't allow a person or vehicle to be clearly seen at a distance of 1,000 feet ahead. At least one light must be displayed on each side of the front of the vehicle. A vehicle can't display more than four headlights or other lights that project a beam that's brighter than 300 candlepower at one time on the front of the motor vehicle.

warning to anyone running more than four lights at once! in texas its ILLEGAL! and im not sure but i think its a $250 ticket


but nonetheless i am fighting it because the ticket was not for running more than four lights, it plainly says for running two sets of fog lamps! and also by Texas law you are allowed two auxiliary driving lights as well!

547.330. AUXILIARY DRIVING LAMPS PERMITTED. (a) A
motor vehicle may be equipped with no more than two auxiliary
driving lamps.
(b) An auxiliary driving lamp shall be mounted on the front
of the vehicle at a height from 16 to 42 inches.
(c) Auxiliary driving lamps may be used with headlamps as
specified by Section 547.333.

Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 165, 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1995.


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How much is the ticket?

a) it might be just easier to just go ahead and pay the ticket then stir up a mess in court, you could probably win, but why go through the trouble of losing a days pay at work to go to court, piss off some cops and argue with a judge

b) go to court, call out the cop and tell him he is dead wrong for writing the ticket, not only did he unlawfully give you a ticket, but he's a dick head for even ticking somebody for such a stupid asinine law, if it even did exist.

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Okay, that sucks big time. Do the lights behind the grill say foglight anywhere ? Cause if they are auxillary lights you should be okay. That is one confusing law. Good luck, if you fight it I hope you win, that's just stupid.......
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If El Paso traffic court is anything like Louisville, just hire a lawyer at $50.00 and they'll get your ticket dismissed and you won't even have to show up at court. You'll have no trouble finding one, they hang out by the bunches at the court house on traffic court night.
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isn't a fog light a type of auxilliary light?

To my way of thinking, any other light that isn't a head light would be an auxillary light, fog, spot, or otherwise..

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In California we can't run more than 4 lights on the front at a time

hi & low beam at the same time
low beams & fog lights at the same time
& i would only be guessing, but, 4 fog lights at the same time

as long it does not go above 4

clearance lights don't count
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That blows. Yeah he shoulda been decent enough to just give you a warning!
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If you install a relay that allows for either the fogs OR the grill lights, then they likely would not be able to make it stick. Sorta how the factory system won't allow the fogs with high beams, because the high beams also include the low beams....at least on the 4 lamp system.

Did you have them both on at the same time along with the headlights when you got the ticket?
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That sucks buddy ....tell the cop to make like a tree and F**k off lol
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