Off-road lights illegal for street use

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In this simulated event, the light bar and auxiliary off-road lights blind oncoming drivers. Anza Valley Outlook/Diane Sieker photo
Off-road enthusiasts depend on very bright extra lighting for visibility in dusty conditions and for safety, to allow other off-roaders to see them, even in daytime hours. Lights are popular off-roading modifications and come in a variety of shapes and intensities. These single lights or light bars are mounted facing front, to the grille, bumper or the top or bottom of a windshield. LED light bars provide bright, direct light. For those who frequently off-road, the extra visibility improves safety. While auxiliary light bars are useful while driving trails and playing in the desert, it’s dangerous and illegal to deploy them on public streets and highways. The intense light emitted from an LED light bar can blind oncoming drivers, possibly causing an accident. In California, when on
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