St. Mary’s County, MD — The St. Mary’s Sheriff’s Office wants to remind drivers about restrictions on lighting for your vehicle. 

While colored running lights might look nice, some of them are also against the law and can lead to fines. Here’s what you need to know:

Red or blue light visible from the front: Except for emergency vehicles, a person may not drive or move any vehicle or equipment on any highway with any lamp or device on it that displays a red or blue light visible from directly in front of its center.

Flashing lights: Flashing lights are prohibited except as required or permitted in the Maryland Vehicle Law.

White light visible from rear: A person may not drive or move any vehicle or equipment on any highway with any lamp or device on it that displays a white light visible directly from its rear.

Driving or moving vehicle displaying flashing light: A person may not drive or move any vehicle or equipment on any highway while the vehicle or equipment displays any flashing light.

The fine for a vehicle displaying a flashing light or red or blue lamp device is $60.

Motorcycle lighting shall be nonblinking, nonflashing, nonoscillating and directed toward the engine and the drive train of the motorcycle.

Lighting may not be attached to the wheels of the motorcycle or emit or red or blue light.

The fine for a motorcycle with improper lighting emitting a red or blue light is $70.