Here’s One Thing You Can’t Decorate With Lights In Utah
Every year people throughout Utah decorate their houses with Christmas lights. Many feel the spirit of Clark Griswold move in them and their display goes over the top. I love the star on the bluff in Washington and the lighted animals and manger scene I see on the hill when driving down River Rd towards Bloomington Hills.
The city lights up the traffic circles and parking garages. Even some businesses get in on the festivities by decorating their storage sheds or putting up giant trees. But there is one place people in Utah want to be careful with their zeal to hang lights and that is your vehicle.
I was part of the Christmas light parade for several years in Cedar City and it is fun trying to figure out a way to light up your vehicle. So, you may wonder if you can drive around town all December with these lights?
This man in South Carolina was busted for wrapping strands of Christmas lights around his car. Would he have suffered the same fate in the beehive state?
Checking the Utah code, there are some specific lights you cannot put on your car and it has to do with not distracting other drivers. Stay away from red and blue lights. Obviously, this will make people think they are seeing a police car. Also, no flashing lights. This will also distract other drivers.
You can probably get away with a lighted wreath on the back window. If it obscures your license plate, that isn’t going to fly. A lighted Olaf secured to a side window probably won’t get you a ticket as that character was pretty annoying and will cause other drivers to avoid your vehicle making it safer.
If you really want to celebrate the holiday, I would skip the lights and create some bodywork that makes my car look like Sant’s sleigh. Even better, get some reindeer to pull it and save on gas.