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Indiana Law Banning Colorful Headlights Goes Into Effect July 1
Updated June 14, 2018 9:03 AM
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(INDIANAPOLIS) - Motorists can say goodbye to those colorful headlights.

An Indiana law passed during this year's legislative session requires Indiana drivers to have white or amber headlights only. The law, Senate Enrolled Act 266, goes into effect July 1. Gov. Eric Holcomb signed it into law in March.

Sgt. Todd Ringle with Indiana State Police says that means other colors of lights - like red, blue, green, etc.-aren't allowed on the front of vehicles. The new law also mandates that stop lamps/taillights on a vehicle must be red and backup lights need to be white or amber.

Sgt. Ringle says the law was changed because it was "outdated: and had "a few loopholes."

The law doesn't apply to certain vehicles, like buses and those used by emergency responders.

Here's the relevant portion from the digest of the new law:

Specifies that head lamps on motor vehicles, motorcycles, and motor driven cycles may display only white or amber light. Requires that motor vehicles except for motorcycles, motor vehicles manufactured before January 1, 1956, and motor driven cycles must be equipped with two stoplights. Specifies that: (1) stop lamps on the rear of a vehicle must be red; and (2) signal lamps on the rear of a vehicle must display only red or amber light or any shade of color between red and amber. Specifies that signal lamps showing to the front of a vehicle must display only white or amber light or any shade of color between white and amber.

You can learn more about the law here.

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