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Is it illegal to drive at night with your dome light on
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yes it is no reason for you too have it on, unless it's a emergency
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Yes.
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Yes but sometimes you need it on real dark windy roads
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By law, driving with your overhead light is against the law within a major metropolitan area.

Driving in a rural area with your overhead lights is not illegal.

That is the statute in the town I am a police officer for.

But on a personal level, I don't know why'd you need to drive with them on. If you need to see, get LED's installed. They are cheap and can be installed on the floor to light the ground and seats up while not being dangerous to other drivers.
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what if you just so happened to turn it on to check for something and you pass a cop? would they turn around and get you or most likely look the other way?
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Glock- wroteBy law, driving with your overhead light is against the law within a major metropolitan area.

Driving in a rural area with your overhead lights is not illegal.

That is the statute in the town I am a police officer for.

But on a personal level, I don't know why'd you need to drive with them on. If you need to see, get LED's installed. They are cheap and can be installed on the floor to light the ground and seats up while not being dangerous to other drivers.


Dangerous to other drivers because it makes it harder for me to see? Or? We usually have the dome light on if we stop somewhere to eat on our way out of town so my fiance can see... I don't have a hard time seeing wh3n it's on so I've never had a problem with it... like the other person said.. would you actually stop someone for just the dome light or would you kinda blow it off?
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TheFakeMrSneaky wrote
Glock- wroteBy law, driving with your overhead light is against the law within a major metropolitan area.

Driving in a rural area with your overhead lights is not illegal.

That is the statute in the town I am a police officer for.

But on a personal level, I don't know why'd you need to drive with them on. If you need to see, get LED's installed. They are cheap and can be installed on the floor to light the ground and seats up while not being dangerous to other drivers.


Dangerous to other drivers because it makes it harder for me to see? Or? We usually have the dome light on if we stop somewhere to eat on our way out of town so my fiance can see... I don't have a hard time seeing wh3n it's on so I've never had a problem with it... like the other person said.. would you actually stop someone for just the dome light or would you kinda blow it off?
While your vehicle is in motion within a metropolitan area, is it illegal. My suggestion is to to just use your phone light or figure out a different option.

My personal opinion, if i was patroling and saw someone with their overhead light on while driving. I would stop them to inform them that it's against the law. I wouldn't give them a citation as it's a dumb offense and a simple mistake.

just because police officers have to uphold the law doesn't mean they agree with certain things, this being one of them.
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Glock- wrote
TheFakeMrSneaky wrote
Glock- wroteBy law, driving with your overhead light is against the law within a major metropolitan area.

Driving in a rural area with your overhead lights is not illegal.

That is the statute in the town I am a police officer for.

But on a personal level, I don't know why'd you need to drive with them on. If you need to see, get LED's installed. They are cheap and can be installed on the floor to light the ground and seats up while not being dangerous to other drivers.


Dangerous to other drivers because it makes it harder for me to see? Or? We usually have the dome light on if we stop somewhere to eat on our way out of town so my fiance can see... I don't have a hard time seeing wh3n it's on so I've never had a problem with it... like the other person said.. would you actually stop someone for just the dome light or would you kinda blow it off?
While your vehicle is in motion within a metropolitan area, is it illegal. My suggestion is to to just use your phone light or figure out a different option.

My personal opinion, if i was patroling and saw someone with their overhead light on while driving. I would stop them to inform them that it's against the law. I wouldn't give them a citation as it's a dumb offense and a simple mistake.

just because police officers have to uphold the law doesn't mean they agree with certain things, this being one of them.
In my opinion if an overhead light is on in a car, I'm looking for someone rolling a blunt lol. But second, if an overhead light distracts another driver as dim as it is, the "distracted driver" shouldn't be on the road cuz they more than likely have a serious attention span problem to get distracted by something as subtle as that.
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It purely because it affects your vision when looking out of the window. This doesn't just apply to your car, try a takeaway shop at night. if the takeaway shop has bright lights inside and you try to look out into the darkness, you can't see shit.

Obviously there has to be a pretty big difference from inside to outside though.
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