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Are white strobe lights legal?

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quezadasoccer

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Post Wed Aug 20, 2008 11:28 pm

I have a set of two White LED stobre lights installed in my car, on the sides of the rearview mirror.
I want to know if they are legal and if you can have them on your vehicle

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Ryan88

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Post Thu Aug 21, 2008 12:10 am

Be in a parking lot away from a road and no one will bug you if you aren't moving.
PwrRngr

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Post Thu Aug 21, 2008 3:06 am

To make the video work on here remove "http;//www.youtube.com/v/"

All you need is the stuff after that.
SickWitIt

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Post Thu Aug 21, 2008 3:08 am

Highly illegal. Don't have them on while driving on ANY type of public road.
kornholio788

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Post Thu Aug 21, 2008 6:14 am

Ryan88 wrote:
Be in a parking lot away from a road and no one will bug you if you aren't moving.

Not always true!! I thought the same for my blue glow. I was parked in a parking lot car not running and got a 100 dollar 3 point ticket!!!!! FOR BLUE GLOW!! ANd the ticket was legit too.

I think the law is you have to be like 100 or 150 yards away from the nearest road or somethin i dunno. Be careful with strobes.
Ryan88

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Post Thu Aug 21, 2008 9:05 am

kornholio788 wrote:
Ryan88 wrote:
Be in a parking lot away from a road and no one will bug you if you aren't moving.

Not always true!! I thought the same for my blue glow. I was parked in a parking lot car not running and got a 100 dollar 3 point ticket!!!!! FOR BLUE GLOW!! ANd the ticket was legit too.

I think the law is you have to be like 100 or 150 yards away from the nearest road or somethin i dunno. Be careful with strobes.


Lol man I'd be real ****. I know the volunteer firefighters here run blue strobes on the street as a curtesy light.

that's rough. I got pulled over once for neon, cop told me to keep it in a parking lot. lol
bad venge

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Post Thu Aug 21, 2008 9:32 am

Depending WHERE you live Red/Blue are police/ fire ...
White/Yellow can be used by either
The trouble can occur if the police get a bug up their butt , and on the ticket write "Impersonating a police officer" ... A buddy was goofing around a thought it'd be funny to "Pull a friend over for speeding" He drove up behind him hit his strobes and he pulled over ...
Unfortunately for him a cop was hiding beside a building and witnessed it ...
All said and done the stunt cost him just shy of $5000 and 200 hours of community service
clutch1

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Post Thu Aug 21, 2008 3:34 pm

kornholio788 wrote:
Ryan88 wrote:
Be in a parking lot away from a road and no one will bug you if you aren't moving.

Not always true!! I thought the same for my blue glow. I was parked in a parking lot car not running and got a 100 dollar 3 point ticket!!!!! FOR BLUE GLOW!! ANd the ticket was legit too.

I think the law is you have to be like 100 or 150 yards away from the nearest road or somethin i dunno. Be careful with strobes.


I was there.. they got me too!!

Effin pricks. The ticket wasn't legit since it was in a private parking lot, but how could you fight that?


It seems to me we didn't get it for displaying them so much as HAVING them, so say the cop waited there.. we turn them off, leave, get on the road, and he nabs us because they're still "equipped", even though they're not showing.

I found the law.. 1 sentence and it says something like "No non-police vehicle shall be equipped with blue lights or lamps".

That's it.

Soooo ***.
thesull

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Post Thu Aug 21, 2008 5:56 pm

^^^

Thats when you have a persuasive argument ;)
knatebetz

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Post Fri Aug 22, 2008 9:10 am

thesull wrote:
^^^

Thats when you have a persuasive argument ;)


haha yeah we have a law here, that within the first 6 months of having your license you can't have anybody in the car besides direct family. friend broke that got caught but the cop let him off on the warning, did it again and another warning. just cause he had a persuasive argument.
clutch1

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Post Fri Aug 22, 2008 10:18 pm

The only "presuavive arguing" I can think of that'd make ANY impression on a Statie would land me in jail for assault though.

Actions speak louder to words, especially since Staties don't actually seem to help anyone ever, just sit on the highway and catch speeders.

Lol, no offence if anyone's a Statie on here, but at least aorund rural Wisconsin I don't see them making much of an impact.. besides making funding for fixing our crappy roads.
Moss

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Post Sat Aug 23, 2008 3:52 pm

Does anybody here actually know their local laws? Pork went to court I believe and know nows that strobes within a certain distance of a highway/road way is illegal. Unless you are at a car show in a lot there is no reason to have strobe lights. If you are in the Wal-Mart parking lot with strobe lights on and get arrested or fined I am all for it. People will do alot of weird things to rape/harm others and pretending to be a police officer in a parking lot of a playground would be an easy way to snatch a kid.

Funny part is most people with strobes have the sense to not do foolish things with them. Clutch your whole argument about they will pull out over later is true. But stupidity lead to their being a later.

Whining about state troopers doing nothing is priceless. Debris is roadways, construction, accidents, drunk drivers, lost motorists, crimes in rest areas. 1000s of ways they keep you safe and you never know.

There should be a common sense smiley. icon_rolleyes.gif
ShadowBOX

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Post Sat Aug 23, 2008 6:14 pm

I used mine 2 weeks ago to scare the **** out of a guy who was peeing on the side of his car on the top level of a parking garage at a casino. Would have been worth the ticket. Should have seen his eyes icon_eek.gif
Ryan88

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Post Sun Aug 24, 2008 11:09 am

When I had strobes I was always afraid I would accidently turn them on while driving. So I had them wired to a covered toggle switch, then the strobe switch.
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Post Tue Aug 26, 2008 9:02 pm

Strobes should be on their own fuse which is alway pulled or removed unless you are @ a show. Period. It's too tempting.
Radioflyer

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Post Tue Sep 02, 2008 10:19 am

Local laws differer from state to state. But as a general rule, Yellow and White are legal for use in poor weather, hazardus situations or when broken down. Storm chasers for instance, use Yellow/amber strobes when chasing.
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