I am looking for any officer's experiences with the various courts on the issue of the use of blue, red, etc. on all these civilian vehicles. Esp. on the windshield cleaner dispensers.
There is a 540 CMR 22 something that talks about those lights. I had posted it before. I have it in my cite book in my cruiser.Originally posted by masstroopers1:
Without doing a heckofalotta research, what jumps to mind first is that as far as I know, none of these aftermarket lights are DOT approved. Not sure if it's 90-07 or a CMR (think it's a CMR) but you can gig them for a non-DOT light. Also, even though 90-7E concerns "flashing, roatating, or oscillating" lights, there is nothing in the MGL which PERMITS the use of a red lamp facing forward, only white. You can probably throw a 90-7 "Improper lighting" type of V at them and see what the court says on appeal...
Wouldn't they have a permit from their chief authorizing them to have the equipment, therefore allowing them to have the lights? I know CT/NJ/NY have non-traditional colors (blue=volunteer, red=paid, no matter what you are doing), which is a bit strange.Originally posted by patsfan:
This could easily be applied to the Connecticut volunteer firefighters who feel it necessary to go out and buy a $1000.00 fully functional cruiser light bar to strap on the top of their personal vehicle just to respond to a fire that they aren't getting paid to fight.
That's another Connecticut oddity... I have seen CTSP cruisers with those also. Kinda makes them easy to see at night...Originally posted by Gil:
And what's up with those departments using running lights in the light bar? I think it was Torrington CT they run dim but very noticeable red and blue running lights at each end of the light bar.
Opps I guess thats why I should not read these post when Im working a double, you miss little things like. Sorry about that and Thanks Tomahawk for showning me the light [/b]LOL! Read closer... he said 'came in'... as in past tense, my friend! [/b]