More drivers mistaking blue headlights for police lights - WKRN News 2

More drivers mistaking blue headlights for police lights

Posted: Updated: Aug 28, 2014 09:30 PM

Law enforcement said there has been an increase in aftermarket high intensity discharge head lights. They project a bright blue hue similar to that of a patrol car.

It is illegal to have blue lights on a car in Tennessee because it could give drivers the impression that a cop is behind them.

An officer told News 2 he has seen more of these lights and it is a concern to him and motorists.

Carrie Bradbury, a mother of four, said the lights bother her.

“They are very blinding. It gives you that feeling, 'Am I doing something wrong? Should I stop or pull over? Do I turn here, especially with all the undercover cop cars here these days?'”

Mt. Juliet resident Farris Gillotti said he is also concerned.

“They should go after the people selling them instead of the person who is buying them,” stated Gillotti. “I teach my teenage daughters driving they are allowed to call 911 and drive to the nearest safe place where there is lighting and people.”

An officer told News 2 the fine for having these lights is more than $100.

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