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Old 05-20-2007, 03:28   #1 (permalink)
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Anyone know the law?

THinking about trying to make my vic as "cop" as I can, but I dont want to make it TOO cop and get busted for trying to impersonate a police officer.

Anyone know the legality on lightbars specifically? I would think so long as you dont use them the should be legal...but I have no idea. Anyone with law inforcement or with knowledge on it should chime in.
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Old 05-20-2007, 08:19   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Anyone know the law?

Hmm I don't know how things are where you're at, but I know in FL you can't have light bars. Some of the cop cars down here(usually plain wrappers) have strobes on the dash/in the grill. Generally the law on these(in red or blue) is you can have them, but not use them.

It's genearlly not recommended to have them anyway. If you get popped for something like speeding or a tail light and the cop see's that you have blue/red flashers in your grill they'll usually assume the worst.

Regs may be a bit more lax where you're at, but I still wouldn't mess around with lights.
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Old 05-20-2007, 21:00   #3 (permalink)
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hmmm, seems a valid concern. Irritating though, so long as Im not pulling people over it shouldn't be a problem hahaha
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Old 05-20-2007, 21:28   #4 (permalink)
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Re: Anyone know the law?

I dare you to go to Crown Victoria, Grand Marquis, Marauder, and Towncar and ask this question.
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Old 05-21-2007, 05:19   #5 (permalink)
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Re: Anyone know the law?

TheCops,

There is a local guy with two "Cop" cars. One is an LTD II that was actually a police vehicle at one time. He does have a light bar on top but when driving it only has white lights on it. When he gets to a show he changes out the lenses/covers with the colored ones. Your mileage may vary.
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Old 05-21-2007, 15:12   #6 (permalink)
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haha, ya gas milage was a thought as well.

And thats kind of what Im thinking about the white lights. I suppose its all guess work unless I ask a state patrol...
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Old 05-22-2007, 19:03   #7 (permalink)
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In most states the law states that you may not have "BLANK" color light facing forward or displayed on your car...turned on or off. If you use clear lights like leds or a clear domed lightbar it will just throw up a red flag..anyone could say you had them on..it would be their word against yours.

I would consider getting a quik disconnect lightbar set up..so If you plan on showing off your car just hook the lightbar up once you get there. That way you dont stick out like a sore thumb on the highway.
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Old 05-25-2007, 16:21   #8 (permalink)
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Re: Anyone know the law?

I think the laws vary by state, but I'd say that putting on a light bar is a VERY bad idea. You're just asking to get in trouble if you do something like that.

And yeah, asking that question on CVN would be very interesting...lol
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