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04-02-2013 05:56 PM
496CHEVY3100 Ga law does not require seatbelts in pickup trucks to be worn.but some local will try to write a ticket, they past a law you had to wear them 2 yrs ago but the Govoner over ruled also in the interest of our children ,NOT, our school buses are not equipped with safety belts air bags or booster seats even though if they are in your car they must have Car seat and safety belt for children up to 48 lbs belts required for all ages. the only light restriction I know of is the height of headlights 48 in ,and any light that is on vehicle Must work ,only 1 taillight required ,turn signal not required ,also trucks tractors or any farm vehicle if it has an orange triangle no lights wipers or belts requited,
04-02-2013 09:55 AM
MARTINSR
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Originally Posted by AutoGear View Post
my brother got pulled over in a 1956 chevy for a seat belt violation. Young cop on a mission couldn't understand that it had no belts from day 1.

Brian:

If, say, in California, its illegal (technically) to modify just about anything, would it be illegal to ADD seatbelts to the above mentioned 56 chevy, even if they were done properly, in the interest of safety?

I know here in Syracuse, NY, the junkyards wont sell you a seatbelt, but Im not sure if its a liability thing, a federal mandate or local law

LOLOL, funny thought, adding seat belts, YOU ARE UNDER ARREST! LOL Nope, I think that is just fine. My Rambler had none when I got it too.

Brian
04-02-2013 09:41 AM
AutoGear my brother got pulled over in a 1956 chevy for a seat belt violation. Young cop on a mission couldn't understand that it had no belts from day 1.

Brian:

If, say, in California, its illegal (technically) to modify just about anything, would it be illegal to ADD seatbelts to the above mentioned 56 chevy, even if they were done properly, in the interest of safety?

I know here in Syracuse, NY, the junkyards wont sell you a seatbelt, but Im not sure if its a liability thing, a federal mandate or local law
04-01-2013 10:38 AM
MARTINSR
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Originally Posted by spinn View Post
See we need headlights here. Because a vehicle has to visible if it rains , and headlights must be paired with wipers during rain.
LOLOL, you know what, that is a "new" law here for just a few years so you need them here too during rain I guess, wild never thought of that. Not that I am going to run around with no lights but I thought that little hole in the law was funny. I guess not anymore because the headlamps do have to be on when the wipers are on now here in California.

Brian
04-01-2013 09:33 AM
spinn
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Originally Posted by MARTINSR View Post
you don't need headlamps mounted on the car during daylight, but you do need wipers at all time, now that is the law.
See we need headlights here. Because a vehicle has to visible if it rains , and headlights must be paired with wipers during rain.
03-31-2013 03:49 PM
Irelands child
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Originally Posted by tech69 View Post
pretty soon in CA, they might as well make you mount your check book and wallet on the outside of the car for the pillaging.
Also NY State as noted on the Fox news website many times recently
03-31-2013 03:43 PM
tech69 pretty soon in CA, they might as well make you mount your check book and wallet on the outside of the car for the pillaging.
03-31-2013 02:20 PM
MARTINSR And VERY often the cop you ask doesn't even know the law! I have asked cops things or been pulled over for things only to find out they were wrong when I went to the vehicle code book.

So just asking a cop doesn't mean much really. They aren't perfect. And among the urban hot rod myths, they have been rapid for years. Here in California at least "The windshield has to be 12" (make up a number) high" Wrong, the tail lamps have to be a certain diameter, wrong, it goes on and on. How's this for an interesting one on hot rods here in California, you don't need headlamps mounted on the car during daylight, but you do need wipers at all time, now that is the law.

Brian
03-31-2013 01:41 PM
spinn In a private discussion with a cop and a lawyer, these codes were arguably able to work for you and against.

Codes for everything. A very real thing.

Tire contact patch
speed rating
ride ht
lights
bumpers

and taxable horsepower
03-31-2013 11:35 AM
MARTINSR Here in California the basic law is you can't make any modification to anything. I am not joking, if you were to dissect the California Vehicle code book what it basically comes down to is most any modification is illegal if the cop wants to take the time to ticket you.

A turn signal lens on a 2003 Blazer are amber.



The AM ones which are clear are illegal, it doesn't matter that you can put an amber bulb in it, it is illegal.



This Lexus with clear lenses is legal, because it came from the factory that way.



I don't know the legality of the HID light conversions but I have to believe they are illegal.

I understand that may not make sense, I an talking about the law and nothing else.

Brian
03-29-2013 09:17 PM
spinn If I understanding this correctly , any longlife LED would be illegal as well.


Here are the flat polished lens halogen housing on my convertible. They work real nice.
03-29-2013 08:30 PM
spinn My response was,

The beam pattern from a low beam projector system is a legal low beam beam pattern.

That is from the man.

I am agreeing with your point. Because this is only working in my application.

Honestly had no idea you could not change from incandescent to halogen. The pattern and spread on the old sealed beam flat sucks. My truck s housing are 4x6 Sirius, and the box says sae and ecc street legal. No dot on the housing front. My convertible has hella housings. Altered wiring, connectors, and charging system.

Im not changing them. My integra is keeping the DEATHRAY HEADLIGHTS.
03-29-2013 07:51 PM
matt167 Cheap bulbs/ projector housings are illegal because they are not DOT rated, tho there is no law that officially states they are illegal, but without the proper projector housings they are too bright and will blind other drivers ( not dimming for a cop will get you pulled over ) Aiming them down a bit helps, but defeats the purpose of the HID ( projecting the beam farther ).
Parts do not have to have a DOT stamp directly on them as long as they conform and are certified. the lens itself is usually marked with the DOT cert.

I have been blinded more than once by miss aimed HID's, one of those times did almost cause an accident. and I will NEVER install one of those kits. The only upgrade I do to some of my vehicles is 4000K Halogens. FWIW, I drive everything from my '51 Chevy at night ( 6v ) and used to drive the '74 Beetle I had nightly to work and back, and never had any trouble seeing with only low beams. My truck is my current daily, and it just has stock sealed beam halogens in it.
03-29-2013 04:52 PM
spinn My truck has halogens too. Crap.

My old bulbs have nothing. No numbers or raised dot mold. None of my 3 vehicles have numbers on the bulbs.
03-29-2013 03:56 PM
spinn That does sound serious.

Not a towable infarction. Check your local.

If this is true I have a ton of questions.

DOT ratings are not on the old bulbs, How would they know if it was a stock halogen 9006 system, How would they know the bulbs design specs, Sylvaina makes multiple bulb types already that are oe replacement and break those guidelines. You can open any hood and say it does not list information.

The original connector is used and the filament goes in the same place and is roughly the same size. The voltage source is the same.
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