West Virginia Restricts Use of Aftermarket Light Bars

West Virginia Light Bars:  SEMA succeeded in amending West Virginia legislation that originally threatened to allow only original vehicle manufacturer’s equipment light bars in the state.  As introduced, this bill banned the sale, installation and use of aftermarket light bars equipped with aftermarket lighting equipment and mandated that the lights be installed or aimed by or at the direction of the vehicle manufacturer.  Under SEMA’s amendment, aftermarket light bars are permitted if used off-road and are turned off and covered when the vehicle is being operated on state roadways.  In addition, the lights are no longer required to be installed or aimed by the vehicle manufacturer.  The bill was signed into law.