Headlight Modulator

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Location: El Paso, TX
Motorcycle: 1993 GL1500A Aspencade

Re: Headlight Modulator

Post by DarthJ » Thu Nov 08, 2018 11:06 am

Andy Cote wrote:
Wed Nov 07, 2018 7:39 am

In the US, you could still get a ticket if you argue with a LEO and shove the Federal MVSS in his face. They will not recognize the federal rules. You would go to court and they will then dismiss buy you'll lose a day.

IMHO, a better solution. I have reviewed the state motor vehicle laws where I ride most often. They all are similar and restrict use of "alternating headlights." Were I to be stopped I would nicely point out that "my lights are not alternating Off/On - Left/Right but are going bright to dim in unison and which is a safety feature in accordance with the FMVSS."

True, they specifically refer to the "wig-wag" pattern on most LEO and other emergency response vehicles. Since a modulator brightens/dims BOTH in unison, that would be a much better and safer point to make and most would look, probably agree and be on your way. Arguing with a uniformed officer on the side of the road is always a bad idea.

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