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    Default Lights

    Any body know the laws about running red/blue lights in PA??
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    Post PA LIGHT LAWS

    IN PA Red Lights Can be used by any emergency vehicle or other authorized vehicles, Blue Lights Can be used on law enforcement vehicles or by Volunteer fire fighters, Green Lights are for Mass
    Casualty, Yellow Lights Can be used by anyone but can't be more than 20% of lighting on emergency vehicles, Clear Lights Can be used by any official (not private) vehicle that is authorized to use red lights.

    ***Addition to Red Light Law***
    Fire chiefs and asst.chiefs can have red lights, Fire fighters can have blue. For both, the light has to be seen from 360 degrees.

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    Angry There must be something better

    I am getting sick of posts about lights. Red, blue, green purple, yellow, white, magenta, pink, etc. You people are discussing trees while the forest burns.

    How about a smoke detector in every home. A residential sprinkler ordinance. Adequate staffing. Require archetects to meet fire codes that actually prevent fire. Require fire safety education in schools. The list could go on but I have yet to see lights save lives.

    Sorry to rant and stay safe.

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    Thumbs down Blue lighters

    Blue lights = whacker

    There is no reason someone should have a blue lights, I'm a vollie and i can't stand it. Maybe somone can tell me where the blue light thing started. In PA they don't mean a thing, futher more once a blue light comes on its like they are driving in a race. I have witnessed more than one near accident involving a blue lighter. When I tell people I'm a vollie the first thing they ask "oh your one of those people with blue lights" I say no those are only for people the got to much time and money.

    I agree that you have to get the scene or station quickly. Do it with care and consider the other people around you. I'm only speaking about PA and its laws.

    It seems that people spend more money on their lighting for their pov than do for the vehicle if you find yourself doing this you maybe a whacker.
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    Default Pete: is it your coffee?

    Well, these forums DO promote open discussion, so I will add my quarter to this thread. I would put this right up there with finding peace in the Middle East.
    I would worry less about what color the light(s) is and whether or not you can find a bracket that will fit a bicycle!
    If you find one, let me know. I want to put one on my motorcycle.
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    How about a smoke detector in every home. A residential sprinkler ordinance. Adequate staffing. Require archetects to meet fire codes that actually prevent fire. Require fire safety education in schools. The list could go on but I have yet to see lights save lives.
    We would get along real well. Good post.

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    Smile I have one.

    Hey chiefreason, I have a flashing red light on my mountain bike. Got it at Wal-Mart.

    It doesn't clear much traffic and really is not intended to.

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    Wink ??

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    Smile

    Thanks George. I guess when you get to be my age you realize that is much easier to prevent fires than to drag a line to the third floor.

    Now if we could convince the mutts of that.

    Stay safe,

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