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Florida lift law for over 7,500# trucks? Need help....

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I am considering taking a job in Fort Lauderdale, FL. I have seen this:

"If your truck's net weight is less than 2,000 pounds, the max bumper height is 24 inches front and 26 inches rear. If it's more 2,000 but less than 3,000, it's 27 front and 29 rear. And if it hits the scales between 3,000 and 5,000 pounds, it's 28 and 30 inches."

I also saw: max height for headlights 54"

My truck is 30" to the bottom of the bumper in the front and 31.5" in the rear.

Head lights are 54" to center.

I have seen some trucks as tall as mine in Clearwater, but nothing of the sort in Fort Lauderdale.

Thanks in advance.
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See sig. I lived in Ft Lauderdale until 2 years ago and got pulled over several times for lift... never got a ticket. Truck is over weight for lift laws to apply. They can get you for headlights though. See pics of front end for solution. Never had a problem after putting them on. High/low beam with turn signals. Oakland park has one worm cop who will pull you over every time.
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I wired the factory switch into the snow plow lights. The factory lights I rewired to an auxillary switch. When I turned on my lights at the factory switch, my snow plows came on. High/low beams worked as normal with the turn signal arm as stock. Everything worked like it was supposed to.
316.251 Maximum bumper heights.--

(1) Every motor vehicle of net shipping weight of not more than 5,000 pounds shall be equipped with a front and a rear bumper such that when measured from the ground to the bottom of the bumper the maximum height shall be as follows:



Automobiles for private use:
Net weight of less than 2,500 pounds

22" 22"

Net weight of 2,500 pounds or more,
but less than 3,500 pounds

24" 26"

Net weight of 3,500 pounds or more

27" 29"

Net weight of less than 2,000 pounds
24" 26"

Net weight of 2,000 or more,
but not more than 3,000 pounds

27" 29"

Net weight of 3,000 pounds,
but not more than 5,000 pounds

28" 30"

(2) "New motor vehicles" as defined in s. 319.001(8), "antique automobiles" as defined in s. 320.08, "horseless carriages" as defined in s. 320.086, and "street rods" as defined in s. 320.0863 shall be excluded from the requirements of this section.

(3) A violation of this section shall be defined as a moving violation. A person charged with a violation of this section is subject to the penalty provided in s. 318.18.

316.220 Headlamps on motor vehicles.--

(1) Every motor vehicle shall be equipped with at least two headlamps with at least one on each side of the front of the motor vehicle, which headlamps shall comply with the requirements and limitations set forth in this chapter, and shall show a white light. An object, material, or covering that alters the headlamp's light color may not be placed, displayed, installed, affixed, or applied over a headlamp.

(2) Every headlamp upon every motor vehicle shall be located at a height of not more than 54 inches nor less than 24 inches to be measured as set forth in s. 316.217.

(3) A violation of this section is a noncriminal traffic infraction, punishable as a nonmoving violation as provided in chapter 318.
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