Usage of neon underglow lighting is governed by Nebraska Revised Statutes, Chapter 60: Motor Vehicles, Sections 60-6,219 to 60-6,243.
Is neon underglow legal in Nebraska?
Nebraska law does not restrict additional vehicle lighting which would include neon underglow. Therefore it’s our conclusion that in Nebraska neon underglow is not illegal, as per the following restrictions:
- No red or green color may be visible from the front of the vehicle.
- Rotating or flashing lights are not permitted.
Though not specifically restricted, we recommend completely avoiding green, red, blue and purple underbody glow colors since it may be confused with a police or other emergency vehicle.
There are no relevant NE laws which specifically restrict or prohibit installing car underglow, meaning we consider it legal to use it while driving.
Nebraska vehicle lighting laws
Below are all relevant excerpts from Nebraska Vehicle Code that limit, restrict or allow certain aftermarket lights to be installed on vehicles.
60-6,219. – Motor vehicle; autocycle or motorcycle; lights; requirements; prohibited acts.
[...] (6) It shall be unlawful for any owner or operator of any motor vehicle to operate such vehicle upon a highway unless: [...]
(e) If equipped with any lighting device, other than headlights, spotlights, or auxiliary driving lights, which projects a beam of light of an intensity greater than twenty-five candlepower, such lighting device meets the requirements of subsection (4) of section 60-6,225; and
(f) If equipped with side cowl or fender lights, there are no more than two such lights and each such side cowl or fender light emits an amber or white light.
60-6,225. – Spotlights; auxiliary driving lights; signal lights; other devices; intensity and direction.
[...] (4) Any device, other than headlights, spotlights, or auxiliary driving lights, which projects a beam of light of an intensity greater than twenty-five candlepower shall be so directed that no part of the beam will strike the level of the surface on which the vehicle stands at a distance of more than fifty feet from the vehicle.
60-6,229. – Lights, red or green, in front of vehicle prohibited; exceptions.
Except as provided in sections 60-6,230 to 60-6,233, it shall be unlawful for any person to drive or move any vehicle upon a highway with any red or green light thereon visible from directly in front thereof. This section shall not apply to police or fire department or fire patrol vehicles or school buses.
60-6,230. – Lights; rotating or flashing; colored lights; when permitted.
(1) Except as provided in sections 60-6,231 to 60-6,233 and subsections (4) and (5) of this section, no person shall operate any motor vehicle or any equipment of any description on any highway in this state with any rotating or flashing light.
Violation of sections 60-6,219 to 60-6,221 is a Class III misdemeanor.
Violation of section 60-6,234 is a Class III misdemeanor, and any person found in violation will be ordered to remove any violating vehicle equipment.
State of Nebraska Info
Nebraska is a state on the Great Plains of the Midwestern United States. Its state capital is Lincoln. Its largest city is Omaha, which is on the Missouri River. The state is crossed by many historic trails, but it was the California Gold Rush that first brought large numbers of non-indigenous settlers to the area. Nebraska became a state in 1867.
Area: 77,354 sq mi (200,520 km2)
Cities in Nebraska: Omaha, Lincoln, Grand Island, Papillion, Kearney, Monowi, North Platte, Scottsbluff, Bellevue, Fremont, Nebraska City, Clarks, Norfolk, Hastings, Boys Town, Wahoo, Columbus, Ogallala, Beatrice, Oshkosh, Cosmo Township, La Vista, Chadron, Sidney, Rising City, Alliance, Stocking Township, Elkhorn, McCook, York, Valentine, South Sioux City, Plattsmouth, Gering, Mapps, Broken Bow, Alvo, Peru, Blair, Lexington, Gretna, Gothenburg, Joder, Falls City, Seward, Wayne, Geneva, Crete, Aurora, Surprise
Counties in Nebraska: Adams, Antelope, Arthur, Banner, Blaine, Boone, BoxButte, Boyd, Brown, Buffalo, Burt, Butler, Cass, Cedar, Chase, Cherry, Cheyenne, Clay, Colfax, Cuming, Custer, Dakota, Dawes, Dawson, Deuel, Dixon, Dodge, Douglas, Dundy, Fillmore, Franklin, Frontier, Furnas, Gage, Garden, Garfield, Gosper, Grant, Greeley, Hall, Hamilton, Harlan, Hayes, Hitchcock, Holt, Hooker, Howard, Jefferson, Johnson, Kearney, Keith, KeyaPaha, Kimball, Knox, Lancaster, Lincoln, Logan, Loup, Madison, McPherson, Merrick, Morrill, Nance, Nemaha, Nuckolls, Otoe, Pawnee, Perkins, Phelps, Pierce, Platte, Polk, Red Willow, Richardson, Rock, Saline, Sarpy, Saunders, , Seward, ScottsBluff, Sheridan, Sherman, Sioux, Stanton, Thayer, Thomas, Thurston, Valley, Washington, Wayne, Webster, Wheeler, York
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