Almost 2 years ago a friend of mine was involved in a tragic accident where a teenage driver texting and speeding hit his truck while he was stopped at a red light. 2 teenagers died, 1 is a quadraplegic, and 1 is mentally incapacitated. At the scene of the accident the police felt there was no doubt about fault. According to Texas law reguarding fatality accidents they impounded both vehicles. Months later when my friends insurance company questioned why they hadnt recieved the truck for processing yet both my friend and the ins. Co. Were notified there was pending litigation on the accident and that my friend was facing charges. While the DPS was going over the vehicles they discovered the headlights and taillights on the truck had been replaced with "non DOT" approved lights. The lights were advertised on ebay and their packaging as "Conforms to DOT Standards" but they didnt have the DOT approved markings or DOT certification. After a year of court my friend was found not guilty of 2 counts vehicular manslaughter and 2 counts vehicular injury. Today he was found liable for 30% as a codefendent (alongside the light manufacturer) for a $16 million dollar law suit. An appeal is being filed next week. Next time you decide to mod your truck pay close attention to the wording on the parts.