In India, the use of unauthorized spotlights, searchlights, dazzling lights, and fog lights on vehicles is regulated by the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988, and subsequent amendments. The law prohibits the use of such lights in a manner that causes inconvenience, discomfort, or danger to other road users.
The use of spotlights, searchlights, or dazzling lights, which can blind or distract other drivers, is strictly prohibited by law. Fog lights can be used only during adverse weather conditions such as heavy fog, rain, or snow. The use of fog lights in normal weather conditions is considered unnecessary and can also cause inconvenience and discomfort to other road users.
If a vehicle is found to be using such unauthorized lights, the driver/owner of the vehicle may be fined. The fine amount may vary from state to state, but it can range from Rs. 500 to Rs. 5,000 or more.