A bill (S.B. 370) has been introduced in the West Virginia legislature by Senator Michael Ross that would only allow original vehicle manufacturer's equipment light bars. This bill would effectively ban the sale, installation and use of aftermarket light bars equipped with aftermarket lighting equipment intended for off-highway use. The bill also mandates that the lights be installed or aimed by or at the direction of the vehicle manufacturer.
We Urge You to Contact Your State Legislators to S.B. 370
S.B. 370 ignores the fact that off-road hobbyists prefer the performance and design of aftermarket lighting equipment.
S.B. 370 ignores the fact that aftermarket lighting systems, including flood lamps and spot lamps attached to light bars, have many legitimate off-highway uses including the facilitation of hunting and camping activities.
S.B. 370 ignores the fact that aftermarket lighting systems are manufactured to improve off-road safety.
S.B. 370 cites no safety data to demonstrate that aftermarket light bar devices or systems warrant a ban.
This bill tramples on the rights of vehicle enthusiasts in West Virginia. Contact Sen. Ross (304 357-7973 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org ) and your own state legislators immediately to oppose this legislation. If you need assistance in determining who your legislators are, please contact the West Virginia State Legislature's General Information Line at 304 347-4836.
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