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I thought these things were legal as long as the blue lights were on the inside, but I was stopped by a cop in Arizona that says they can only be used for parades.
Anyone else have problems with the cops on these things?

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It varies by state but here in NC you can have any color lights you want with the following caviats: blue or red cannot strobe or flash, otherwise these colors are fine. I would recommend you research the laws governing this and conduct yourself accordingly with a copy in the saddlebag. The laws regarding lights are subjective here in NC with the onus obviously being to keep confusion to a minimum. I bet if you asked 10 of my fellow officers about this you'd get 10 different answers. I see this on the court docket maybe once a year and it's usually some kid who got caught screwing around with a red or blue strobe.

One more thing: Here a motorcycle headlight can modulate but only in the daylight hours.

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It is going to depend on the cop. It is not legal to show a blue light or "glow" in many states for normal operation. So far (almost 2 Years) I have not had an issue here and mine are on if the bike is on. I do have them on a switch so if I do get pulled over I can turn them off as needed.
 

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White Lightnig said:
I thought these things were legal as long as the blue lights were on the inside, but I was stopped by a cop in Arizona that says they can only be used for parades.
Anyone else have problems with the cops on these things?

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Happy new year!!!...Oh boy gotta get ALL you vicious criminals off the road!!!...Only cops that are A$$HOLES!!!!!!!!!!!!!...Like there isn't any other crime to work on!!! He was just justifying his job without any risk OR effort ....chuck........It is called harrasment .............flame suit on
 

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I have always under the impression that if it was legal in the state which it was licensed other states couldn't hassle you about it. Am I mistaken?

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LAW said:
I have always under the impression that if it was legal in the state which it was licensed other states couldn't hassle you about it. Am I mistaken?

LAW
I would guess yes based on the fact that helmet laws need to be observed state by state.
 

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I've got blue and green LED's all over my bike. I've ridden past lots of cops at night with them on,
and have never been pulled over. Most just smile and wave.

 

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bkrbil said:
I've got blue and green LED's all over my bike. I've ridden past lots of cops at night with them on, and have never been pulled over. Most just smile and wave.
You should fill out your profile and let us know what state you're in at least. :wink:
 

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The poor LEO, must of not got any, the night before. I never had any problems with all the LED's, I had on my last one. Chances are, you can ride for the rest of your life, & never get stopped again because of the lights.
 

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WELL GUYS UNFORTUNATLY FLORIDA DOESN'T GO ALONG WITH THAT / ANY BLUE LIGHTS VISABLE CAN BE TICKETED / I DON'T HAVE THE STAT# AT THIS TIME BUT I CAN GET IT AND POST IT / TRUTH IS WE NORMALY DONT TICKET IF ITS NOT REAL OBVIOUS BUT DURING BIKE WEEK OR OTHER BIG BIKE ACTIVITIES MITE GET YOU A TICKET HERE CAUSE ITS "THE LAW" / IF YOU LOOK AT MOST OF THOSE ITEMS THEY SAY FOR OFF ROAD OR EXHIBITION ONLY
 

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Im not going to bash the people that serve and protect us. There very well might be a law or something written somewhere that says you cant copy or immitate a law enforcement or emergency vehicle. In my hometown, cops were torked off at the funeral homes because they used a circling blue light for funeral processionsl; they said the cops claimed people would get them confused.

When I was in Vegas, I emailed the police and asked them a question about brake lights which I think could also apply to rings of fire. The LT said that the modulators (brakes) where perfectly legal and anything that made the bikes more visible was a good thing.
 

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OK HERES THE FL LAWS CONCERNING LIGHTS / YOU DECIDE IF YOU DON'T FOLLOW THEM BUT ITS RIGHT HERE IN BLACK AND WHITE / SEC 1&2 ARE PRETTY SELF EXPLAINATORY / GRANTED WE DON'T NORMALY BOTHER YOU FOR THIS BUT YOU CAN BE TICKETED 4 IT



316.2397 Certain lights prohibited; exceptions.--

(1) No person shall drive or move or cause to be moved any vehicle or equipment upon any highway within this state with any lamp or device thereon showing or displaying a red or blue light visible from directly in front thereof except for certain vehicles hereinafter provided.

(2) It is expressly prohibited for any vehicle or equipment, except police vehicles, to show or display blue lights. However, vehicles owned, operated, or leased by the Department of Corrections may show or display blue lights when responding to emergencies.

(3) Vehicles of the fire department and fire patrol, including vehicles of volunteer firefighters as permitted under s. 316.2398, vehicles of medical staff physicians or technicians of medical facilities licensed by the state as authorized under s. 316.2398, ambulances as authorized under this chapter, and buses and taxicabs as authorized under s. 316.2399 are permitted to show or display red lights. Vehicles of the fire department, fire patrol, police vehicles, and such ambulances and emergency vehicles of municipal and county departments, public service corporations operated by private corporations, the Department of Environmental Protection, the Department of Transportation, and the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services as are designated or authorized by their respective department or the chief of police of an incorporated city or any sheriff of any county are hereby authorized to operate emergency lights and sirens in an emergency. Wreckers, mosquito control fog and spray vehicles, and emergency vehicles of governmental departments or public service corporations may show or display amber lights when in actual operation or when a hazard exists provided they are not used going to and from the scene of operation or hazard without specific authorization of a law enforcement officer or law enforcement agency. Wreckers must use amber rotating or flashing lights while performing recoveries and loading on the roadside day or night, and may use such lights while towing a vehicle on wheel lifts, slings, or under reach if the operator of the wrecker deems such lights necessary. A flatbed, car carrier, or rollback may not use amber rotating or flashing lights when hauling a vehicle on the bed unless it creates a hazard to other motorists because of protruding objects. Further, escort vehicles may show or display amber lights when in the actual process of escorting overdimensioned equipment, material, or buildings as authorized by law. Vehicles of private watch, guard, or patrol agencies licensed pursuant to chapter 493 may show or display amber lights while patrolling condominium, cooperative, and private residential and business communities by which employed and which traverse public streets or highways.

(4) Road or street maintenance equipment, road or street maintenance vehicles, road service vehicles, refuse collection vehicles, petroleum tankers, and mail carrier vehicles may show or display amber lights when in operation or a hazard exists.

(5) Road maintenance and construction equipment and vehicles may display flashing white lights or flashing white strobe lights when in operation and where a hazard exists. Additionally, school buses and vehicles that are used to transport farm workers may display flashing white strobe lights.

(6) All lighting equipment heretofore referred to shall meet all requirements as set forth in s. 316.241.

(7) Flashing lights are prohibited on vehicles except as a means of indicating a right or left turn, to change lanes, or to indicate that the vehicle is lawfully stopped or disabled upon the highway or except that the lamps authorized in subsections (1), (2), (3), (4), and (9) and s. 316.235(5) are permitted to flash.

(8) Subsections (1) and (7) do not apply to police, fire, or authorized emergency vehicles while in the performance of their necessary duties.

(9) Flashing red lights may be used by emergency response vehicles of the Department of Environmental Protection and the Department of Health when responding to an emergency in the line of duty.

(10) A violation of this section is a noncriminal traffic infraction, punishable as a nonmoving violation as provided in chapter 318.
 

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MOTORDEPUTY said:
OK HERES THE FL LAWS CONCERNING LIGHTS / YOU DECIDE IF YOU DON'T FOLLOW THEM BUT ITS RIGHT HERE IN BLACK AND WHITE / SEC 1&2 ARE PRETTY SELF EXPLAINATORY / GRANTED WE DON'T NORMALY BOTHER YOU FOR THIS BUT YOU CAN BE TICKETED 4 IT
Hmm...some people have been able to get around laws like those because their lamps dont actually show....but Reflect the light.
 

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We both have the same setup as Bret, they are on all the time but we do have a switch in case we ever get pulled over. They are illegal here in MI, but we have 5 different police agencies in Mt. Pleasant and we have never received a second look.
 

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chuck_b24 said:
[quote="White Lightnig":c4g77sye]I thought these things were legal as long as the blue lights were on the inside, but I was stopped by a cop in Arizona that says they can only be used for parades.
Anyone else have problems with the cops on these things?

Wht Lightning
Happy new year!!!...Oh boy gotta get ALL you vicious criminals off the road!!!...Only cops that are A$$HOLES!!!!!!!!!!!!!...Like there isn't any other crime to work on!!! He was just justifying his job without any risk OR effort ....chuck........It is called harrasment .............flame suit on[/quote:c4g77sye]


Why are the cops a$$holes when they enforce the laws that are written and passed by the legislature? A legislative body of however many elected by their constituents decides that a certain issue (pick your issue) is bad for whatever reason and passes a law against it. Why are the cops always the bad guys? The cops see a violation of a law and write a citation. If you feel it is unjust take it to court and fight it.

If you don't like the laws talk to your legislator.

Justifying their job with out risk or effort! You obviously don't have a clue about what a cop does, or what their role is.

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William Anzik said:
You should fill out your profile and let us know what state you're in at least
I thought that big bar at the bottom of my page that says
Garwood, NJ, and gives the date and time was enough to
say where I'm from. :mrgreen:
 

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Here is Arkansas's law:

27-36-208. Special restrictions on lamps.

(a) Any lighted lamp or illuminating device upon a motor vehicle, other than headlamps, spot lamps, auxiliary lamps, flashing turn signals, emergency vehicle warning lamps, and school bus warning lamps, which projects a beam of light of an intensity greater than three hundred (300) candlepower shall be so directed that no part of the high intensity portion of the beam will strike the level of the roadway on which the vehicle stands at a distance of more than seventy-five feet (75') from the vehicle.
(b)(1) No person shall drive or move any vehicle or equipment upon any highway with any lamp or device thereon displaying a red, blue, or green light visible from directly in front of the center thereof.

(2) This subsection shall not apply to any vehicle upon which a red light visible from the front is expressly authorized or required by this subchapter.

(c) Flashing lights are prohibited except on an authorized emergency vehicle, school bus, or on any vehicle as a means of indicating a right or left turn, or the presence of a vehicular traffic hazard requiring unusual care in approaching, overtaking, or passing.

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bkrbil said:
William Anzik said:
You should fill out your profile and let us know what state you're in at least
I thought that big bar at the bottom of my page that says
Garwood, NJ, and gives the date and time was enough to
say where I'm from. :mrgreen:
All I had was a Red "X" - it works now though. :wink:
 

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What really got me was, it was New Years Eve at about 9:00pm just outside of Yuma Arizona when this cop stopped me for my ROF.
Don't you think this guy would have had somthing better to do on New Year Eve?


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