RCMP warns about use of af­ter­mar­ket LED lights

The Southern Gazette - - FRONT PAGE -

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.

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