does the rear light on a bicycle need to be red?
I lost my red rear light. I have an extra white front light that I can place on the rear of my bike. If I do this and ride at night, can I get stopped and ticketed? Or does it not matter what color the light is?
- 1 month ago
Front = white (red isn't bad, though unusual)
Rear = red (NEVER white, especially if high powered LED)
Sides = yellow
Yellow = ideally SIDE use only but, 360 all around is acceptable
- D50Lv 61 month ago
I'm sure that anywhere in the English-speaking world, the rear light is required to be red by law. That said, no American cop will care unless he wants to hassle you for some other reason.
- MattmanLv 61 month ago
I do use red light and make sure it flashes so vehicles can see me assuming I'm not going normal speed.
- pmt853Lv 71 month ago
In the UK the rear light should always be red, that way other road users know it's the back of your bike not the front!
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- Land Rider JerryLv 61 month ago
Common sense should tell you the lights must be red. White lights would blind a vehicle operator who's directly behind you. On a motor vehicle the only rear white lights that can be on it are back up lights when going in reverse.Source(s): Motorized Bicycle Owner and Builder.
- OldHippieLv 71 month ago
Rear facing lights must be RED. Bicycles are legally defined vehicles. Therefore, the same rules apply to bicycles as it would a motorized vehicle.
- Anonymous1 month ago
IF so, that would be a local law ............................................