Is it Legal to Have Neon Lights on Cars in Montana?
Under glow on cars in Montana?
The other night I was leaving Metra Park and noticed something out of the corner of my eye. A Toyota Corolla had light up rims on one wheel of their car... Just one. It was enough for me to take my eye off the road, and stare at it. And that’s why it’s dangerous kids. It also looks real silly only having one wheel light up, especially on a Corolla. But that’s beside the point.
What about Christmas Lights?
In the state of Montana, it is in fact illegal to have light up rims that flash. It’s also illegal to put Christmas lights on your car. I know, boo. But it is distracting and I’m like a kid. If it lights up, I’m looking at it. Plus, the lights are confusing because sometimes they look like emergency vehicles. Montana drivers are fast, and furious.
What Montana Law says regarding lights under or on top of the car
"According to Neon Glow Under lights, “Montana law does specifically mention neon under glow being allowed. Therefore, it’s our conclusion that in Montana neon under glow is legal, according to the following restrictions:
- No flashing, rotating, or oscillating lights are permitted.
- Colors blue, red, and green are prohibited.
- License plate illumination must be white
Green, blue and red colors are typically used on emergency vehicles, and expressly forbidden by MT law which otherwise permits underbody glow.
If the vehicle is not on a highway or public road, all car under glow colors are legal for use.
So that means you can only put your spinning wheel lights, or vehicle under glow on when you are in your driveway...or in a parking lot. Christmas lights are legal, but be careful. They're definitely a distraction.