• In Nebraska the brightness of any device other than headlights, spotlights , or auxiliary driving lights is limited by 25 candle power. Headlights should be deemed according to the provisions prohibiting glaring and dazzling lights being 75 feet ahead of the vehicle.
  • It is unlawful for any person to drive any vehicle upon a highway with any red or green light visible from directly in front. Stop lights and directional signals may be red, yellow, or amber, but no color other than red is permitted on the rear of any motor vehicle on any highway within this state.
  • The use of amber and blue rotating or flash lights is restricted.
  • Nebraska headlights laws

    Lighting laws in Nebraska

    2015 Nebraska Revised Statutes

    Chapter 60 - MOTOR VEHICLES

    Department of Transportation Department of Transportation


    60-6,219 Motor vehicle; autocycle or motorcycle; lights; requirements; prohibited acts.

    1) Every motor vehicle upon a highway within this state during the period from sunset to sunrise and at any other time when there is not sufficient light to render clearly discernible persons or vehicles upon the highway at a distance of five hundred feet ahead shall be equipped with lighted headlights and taillights as respectively required in this section for different classes of vehicles.

    2) Every motor vehicle, other than an autocycle, a motorcycle, a road roller, or road machinery, shall be equipped with two or more headlights, at the front of and on opposite sides of the motor vehicle. The headlights shall comply with the requirements and limitations set forth in sections 60-6,221 and 60-6,223.

    3) Every motor vehicle and trailer, other than an autocycle, a motorcycle, a road roller, or road machinery, shall be equipped with one or more taillights, at the rear of the motor vehicle or trailer, exhibiting a red light visible from a distance of at least five hundred feet to the rear of such vehicle.

    4) Every autocycle or motorcycle shall be equipped with at least one and not more than two headlights and with a taillight exhibiting a red light visible from a distance of at least five hundred feet to the rear of such autocycle or motorcycle. The headlights shall comply with the requirements and limitations set forth in sections 60-6,221 and 60-6,223.

    Colors Restrictions Colors Restrictions


    60-6,230 Lights; rotating or flashing; colored lights; when permitted.

    1) Except as provided in sections 60-6,230 to 60-6,233, it shall be unlawful for any person to drive or move any vehicle upon a highway with any red or green light thereon visible from directly in front thereof. This section shall not apply to police or fire department or fire patrol vehicles or school buses.

    2) Except for stop lights and directional signals, which may be red, yellow, or amber, no person shall display any color of light other than red on the rear of any motor vehicle or any equipment of any kind on any highway within this state.

    3) Amber rotating or flashing lights shall be displayed on vehicles of the Military Department for purpose of convoy control when on any state emergency mission.

    4) A single flashing white light may be displayed on the roof of school transportation vehicles during extremely adverse weather conditions.

    5) Blue and amber rotating or flashing lights may be displayed on (a) vehicles used for the movement of snow when operated by the Department of Roads or any local authority or (b) vehicles owned and operated by any public utility for the construction, maintenance, and repair of utility infrastructure on or near any highway.

    Equipment Restricted Equipment Restricted


    60-6,225 Spotlights; auxiliary driving lights; signal lights; other devices; intensity and direction.

    1) Any motor vehicle may be equipped with spotlights as specified in section 60-6,219, and every lighted spotlight shall be so aimed and used upon approaching another vehicle that no part of the beam will be directed to the left of the center of the highway nor more than one hundred feet ahead of the vehicle.

    2) Any motor vehicle may be equipped with not to exceed two auxiliary driving lights mounted on the front at a height not less than twelve inches nor more than forty-two inches above the level surface on which the vehicle stands, and every such auxiliary driving light shall meet the requirements and limitations set forth in section 60-6,221.

    3) Whenever a motor vehicle is equipped with a signal light, the signal light shall be so constructed and located on the vehicle as to give a signal which shall be plainly visible in normal sunlight from a distance of one hundred feet to the rear of the vehicle but shall not project a glaring or dazzling light.

    4) Any device, other than headlights, spotlights, or auxiliary driving lights, which projects a beam of light of an intensity greater than twenty-five candlepower shall be so directed that no part of the beam will strike the level of the surface on which the vehicle stands at a distance of more than fifty feet from the vehicle.

    Headlights: 2 minimum

    • minimum height: n/a
    • maximum height: n/a

    Tail lights: 1 minimum

    • minimum height: n/a
    • maximum height: n/a

    Spot lights: 1 maximum

    • minimum height: n/a
    • maximum height: n/a

    Auxiliary passing lights 2 maximum,

    • minimum height: 24 inches
    • maximum height: 42 inches

    Auxiliary driving lights: 2 maximum

    • minimum height: 12 inches
    • maximum height: 42 inches

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