The siren-in-the-grille thing is an occupational safety issue. With the siren speaker in the light bar it's louder inside the cabin and may prevent the officer (or fireman) from hearing another emergency vehicle that may be overtaking him. That's the story the RCMP gave our shop when they changed their specification, anyway...Dubbsy said:question is, why?
I was thinking they were only illegal if USED on the streets. (but I guess I"m not sure what the regulations are on a high visibility item like that)
(but on another note, gets me wondering what the regulations are on the siren mount locations. the new fire unit we picked up HAD to have sirens outside of the light bar (namely in the grill)......)
Umm, Not in Indiana. Green is reserved for emercency vehicles, Ive also been stopped in ohio for green parking lights as well. I did have them on for a while but I got tired of being pulled over and having to whip out my badge that I keep in the tunk with all my gear.Fubarian said:Sir willie's right. Not illegal as long as you don't use it (have it lit). In ohio, and probably just about everywhere else, its illegal to have blue lights anywhere on your car and illegal to have red anywhere but FACING the rear. The one color light I know is totally legal anywhere on your car (besides clear) is green.
hmm...a persuit mark8...
Makes sense. I know anywhere but the front of the truck and it's hardly audible.Fox ThunderCat said:
The siren-in-the-grille thing is an occupational safety issue. With the siren speaker in the light bar it's louder inside the cabin and may prevent the officer (or fireman) from hearing another emergency vehicle that may be overtaking him. That's the story the RCMP gave our shop when they changed their specification, anyway...
If they had laws like that here, I would be outraged enough to move!!!!!, I dont see how cops have the say so on these type of subjects, Just one cop says, they are a distraction, then they all jump on the band wagon on this subject. Just asking anyone if they know or not it there has ever been a accident caused directly because of underglows?Dubbsy said:
Makes sense. I know anywhere but the front of the truck and it's hardly audible.
I've got a blue magnetic light like Sleeper (except mine is a dome with a single rotator). It came from my dad who actually had certification for it (basically just signing a piece of paper)....and I know a moody cop could give me a lot of trouble for it (and we've actually had officers who like them - gives them something to follow in rural areas)......but honestly, if a cop's going to give me trouble in the process of responding to a scene, he can kiss my hairy white ***-cot (errrm, yeah).
Try impersonating a LEO or EMS, and I personally hope you get nailed for it.
On the thoughts of colored lights...
For example - underbody lights.
North Dakota - can't have light visible but all lights are legal while driving.
Minnesota - Can't have any light visible while driving.
(funny watching the imports shut down the neonz when they cross the river in town here at night)
...Although I was flagged down by an offduty at a gas station one time for having a black light with a blue base in my back window (the light lit up the base to an extent)