RCMP warns about use of aftermarket LED lights
Ever been blinded by oncoming LED headlights? You are not alone. The RCMP is warning that use of the aftermarket lights is illegal.
This includes LED light bars and ultra- bright replacement headlights.
Holyrood detachment commander Staff Sgt. Boyd Merrill said there have been many complaints from motorists and the lights have been mentioned at crash scenes.
“It’s even bigger than just a ticket,” Merrill said, noting if the lights were ever deter- mined to have caused a death on the roadways, that’s a serious charge for the driver using them.
Like after market tinting, it’s not illegal to sell or to own, but the use of them is an offence under the Highway Traffic Act.
Switching out bulbs for different colours is also an offence.