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What are the legal deparment of transportation regulations regarding some form of strobe lighting adjacent to the headlight (as in replacing the small running lights next to the head light) with an electrical compoenent system to increase the visibility of the motorcyclist to an oncomming motorist or or the motorist about to pull out in front of you from a side street/road with very short notice because they later say after an incident,
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Here in Louisiana,the local PD is very anal about non stock lighting.They do OK improved brake lights,and of course flashing headlights,but strobing LED or Zeon is reserved for emergency vehicles,or hazardous equipment.I'd check with the local PD before I'd add on.
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There is a specific federal exemption for modulated headlights on motorcycles, and it is very specific in terms of the modulation frequency, intensity, and operation. Other than that, I think you will find that front-facing strobes are reserved for emergency vehicles only.
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