COLUMBUS, Ohio (April 18, 2014) — Ohio Governor John Kasich has signed into law a bill that clarifies vehicle headlamp color.
Originally, the law had required headlights on motor vehicles in the state to display a “white light”—without defining the term, according to the Specialty Equipment Market Association’s (SEMA) Washington, D.C., legislative staff.
The Diamond Bar, Calif.-based trade group said a SEMA amendment was included in the amended bill, which now conforms the new law to federal standards regarding headlamp color to which all headlamps destined for on-road use must comply.
All headlamps are required to comply with the color requirements contained in the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards, SEMA said, noting “it is illegal for a state to enact a law that would conflict with a federal standard.”
Under the federal standards, it is possible to design a headlamp that can be perceived as having a blue tint, the association said, but which nevertheless remains within the federal boundaries that define “white.”
When is the last time you attended one of the national tire industry trade shows, such as SEMA, ITEC or the North American Tire & Retread Expo?
|I try and take in at least one show a year.||
|I usually attend one every few years.||
|There are so many tire maker and distributor meetings each year, I don’t see a need to attend one of the national shows.||
|I don’t find value in these shows and haven’t been to one in years.||
|I’d like to but I am too busy||