I_Don't_Want_FOP: [img.fark.net image 195x259]Wanted for questioning.
Recoil Therapy: "He said his emergency lights are for his job as a mechanic and he's never pulled anyone over before. "Ok, does anyone want to take a guess at a legitimate reason that he would need a light bar as a mechanic? I've been scratching my head for a few minutes & can't come up with one.The police ought to look into unsolved rapes or even murders in the area & see if he fits in there somewhere. I sincerely doubt that this was the first time that he's pulled anyone over.
downstairs: I think its pretty common knowledge that you're not allowed to have red and/or blue flashing lights. Yellow is for non-cop/fireman/ambulance trucks. Yellow lights anyone can have.
"Chill out, you guys. He's just part of the neighborhood watch."
MNguy: You're a dipshiat if you have any kind of lights on your car that aren't factory.
downstairs: Yellow is for non-cop/fireman/ambulance trucks.
YoOjo: Another foiled Rapey McRapekins.He'll try it again, guarantee it. Maybe differently now he's in the news for this method but he'll continue harassing women.
basemetal: /if you wannabe a cop//go become a cop///earn it
AndreMA: This cries out for standardization. Given that just about every police agency receives Federal funds to some degree, it would seem simple to condition some of those funds such that all new light-bars comply with some standard and that all old ones be replaced within 7 years.
hardinparamedic: basemetal: /if you wannabe a cop//go become a cop///earn itCome to Memphis. The police want you, for crap pay and long hours! And if you're a felon*, it's no problem! They'll second chance you!/*non-drug and non-sexual violence.//No. I'm not being sarcastic or kidding.
Recoil Therapy: Ok, does anyone want to take a guess at a legitimate reason that he would need a light bar as a mechanic? I've been scratching my head for a few minutes & can't come up with one.
fredklein: So, it's illegal to stop a suspected drunk driver (thereby possibly saving lives), but it's perfectly okay for a store to tackle and handcuff a suspected shoplifter (thereby saving a dozen eggs)(Fark main page, 6 stories down).
Eps05: Volunteer firemen in Canada are usually green. Public works in Ontario are yellow and blue.It's all weird everywhere
hardinparamedic: Red lights are law enforcement, and blue lights are volunteers there.
dramboxf: Regarding NY:Red can also be fire, for chief officers. However, if you have a red light card you MUST also use a siren when responding with a red light flashing.Green is also used in NY for EMTs and medics that are members of VACs. FD EMTs can use green if they wish instead of blue. You are forbidden by state law to use a siren with blue or green lights.Aaaaand just to make it really messed up, in NY funeral processions can use purple lights.Everything but red/siren is considered a "courtesy" light, and no one has to pull over, the driver can't speed or ignore other traffic laws (run red lights, blow stop signs, etc.)For all courtesy lights, you are allowed by law to have "a single light." This used to mean the teardrop shaped "Kojack" light but I knew a ton of vollies when I was a firefighter who would rig multiple grill lights as well as LED light bars on their cars and use timers/switchers so that only one lamp was lit at a time. But when it was running, if they came up behind you, you'd swear it was a cop. Another good trick was using blue/yellow LED light bars on the car, but getting the most orange-y yellow lens you could find. At night, it appeared close enough to red to make people move over.
Enemabag Jones: But I have to make the point, is he relatively any better or worse then the average cop out there today?
hardinparamedic: NY and NJ are odd little places, I've learned. The stuff they are able to get away with up there amazes me.
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