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    Strobe lights on nonpolice car

    Whats the story with having strobe lights placed in your lights? Is it allowed? i am certain that blue lights are out of the question... but what about clear or red?

    i am guessing no.... so whats the penalty if you get caught at some point with them on.

    The reason i am asking is because i have a friend (hes an idiot mind you) who has strobe inside the regular lights of his car, that he uses for car shows etc... but obviously does not bother with uninstalling them between shows....

    Anyway we have been arguing about this, i say that if he turns them on anytime while driving, he could get in some serious trouble... he thinks he'll just get a measly citation to have the lights removed.... What do ppl think?

    (i'm in BC canada)
    thanks!

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    Trust me.....from experience, I know.... Unauthorized or Improper Use of Lights is worth 2 points in the State of Michigan, and it got me good on the insurance premium. I didn't have any fancy lights, just forgot to turn my headlights on one night, and I got flicked... Tell your friend he's a fool if he turns them on while driving!
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    If I catch you with strobes on your POV here in Texas and you are not an LEO, you'll get to wear my matching bracelets and take a tour of our local jail under an invitation marked "impersonating a peace officer".

    Construction companies can get away with it only when the vehicle in question is at a work site. They can't drive around on public roadways with the strobes activated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeff92k7
    If I catch you with strobes on your POV here in Texas and you are not an LEO, you'll get to wear my matching bracelets and take a tour of our local jail under an invitation marked "impersonating a peace officer".

    Construction companies can get away with it only when the vehicle in question is at a work site. They can't drive around on public roadways with the strobes activated.
    thanks for the offer of a tour, i'll look you up when in texas... not a fan of bracelets tho... thanks anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DC Law
    Arrestable offense here. Mandatory court appearance and car gets impounded.

    Same in Michigan. If they are blue or red then impersonation or a police officer is slapped on you as well. Nothing like a Felony/Misdameanor combo to mess up your life.

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    In maine the only people allowed to have strobs are PD (blue), FD and EMS including on POV of both for volly (red) and towing and plowing vehicals (amber or yellow)

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    I do believe any combo of red and or blue is illegal here if ypu're not an emergency vehicle.
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    just to clarify: I understand having red and blue is obviously not a good idea.

    but i have seen people with clear strobe on their corner lights... I think either way doesnt seem to fly.

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    the legislation here I believe relates only to the colors red and blue. While it may not be smart, I don't think it's against state law. Could very well be a local thing however.
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    The wording of the law in ohio is very specific, it naems the kinds of lights that a car normall has (headlights, brake lights, turn signals and backup lights) and gives basiclly no leeway in the color or function ('sept that a rear turn signal can be red or amber).

    Anything else is illegal equipment.

    Blue or red strobes will probably get you an impersonation charge.

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    Clear strobes are LEGAL in Georgia. But, If I were to catch someone actually using them........probablly pop them for impersonation anyway....

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    In Missouri you can display red and blues but if you use them, you will get hooked up for improper use of emergency lights. I can also (and do) write for the blue/red neon lights that are front facing (as in the windshield wiper areas). I will take the lights, tow your vehicle, and take you to jail and make you post bond on it.......
    We usually get one a week or so here that have the neons on their hoods...

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    If you have to ask...most likely its ILLEGAL :D
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    Quote Originally Posted by ngcsubutterbar
    the legislation here I believe relates only to the colors red and blue. While it may not be smart, I don't think it's against state law. Could very well be a local thing however.
    In GA it also is against the law to have green strobes. There is a provision in the code section that also designates FEMA and other agencies that are state and federal that are involved in natural disaster response and clean up.

    And before you ask,its OCGA 40-8-92 subsection D: Except as provided in this subsection it shall be unlawful for any person,firm,or corporation to operate any motor vehicle or to park any motor vehicle on public property with flashing or revolving green lights. This subsection shall not apply to any motor vehicle being used by any law enforcement agency,fire department,emergency management agency,or other government entity to designate the location of the command post for such agency,department,or entity at the site of an emergency. :D
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    Arrestable offense here. Mandatory court appearance and car gets impounded.
    Same here for us DC, plus charges of impersonating a police officer, fireman, EMT, depending on your light colors.
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