Truck's Christmas lights nets ticket

Last updated 13:23 17/12/2012
Christmas lights on truck.
ALL LIT UP: David Hill got a traffic ticket for having his ute lit up with 856 Christmas lights.

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A US man seeking to promote his "random acts of kindness" charity has received instead, a US$300 (NZ$354) fine for an illegal display of Christmas lights on his truck.

David Hill, of Wichita, Kansas, had anchored 856 lights to his Ford F-350 ute using magnets when police pulled him over and ticketed him for the vehicle being a distraction on the road and illegally displaying red and blue lights on a vehicle.

Police said they were required to observe the letter of the law and the huge number of multi-coloured lights on the vehicle was also an issue of safety.

Hill had the lights powered by a generator on the back of the ute and he had been using it to draw publicity to his charity, One Spark, which aims to get people to perform random acts of kindness such as collecting clothes and providing food for the homeless.

Hill is not upset with the fine and is trying to use the publicity surrounding the ticket to boost the charity's profile.

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