Nuisance lights, bright lights, or distracting lights are regulated
and enforced under the Transportation Act.
Nuisance lights are considered any light that would distract a
motorist from the act of driving their vehicle.
Examples of nuisance lights are:
- a flashing strobe light in a
store window that may shine into the eyes of oncoming drivers
- a light mounted on an overhead crane
as part of a film production shoot, and shining toward the road
The Ministry official may request the owner of the light to do the following:
- turn the light off
- place dark covers around the light to direct the light
away from motorists
- reposition the light away from the highway
- remove it
If the light is imposing a hazard to motorists or impairing a person's vision, the Ministry official has authority to ensure removal of the light as per
Section 16 of the Transportation Act.