I have hyperlites on both my bikes. VA law is the same about the flashing. There was a bill to change it but I never saw if it was passed. I've never been pulled but like the poster above, I noticed people stop much farther back now. Also plenty of my riding buddies have them too including a state trooper. nobody is going to hassle you about hyperlites. Have you seen what the sport bike and cafe racer crowd is passing off as lighting these days? The only way you will get in trouble with lighting is if you sear out somebodies retinas when you apply the brakes or run the wrong colors.