Just out of curioisty, I know that the emergency light laws for the state of New Jersey dictate that only 2 blue lights can be used when responding but I know several people in my firehouse alone that have more than 2 and/or are over the voltage limit. A friend of mine told me that there's a limit to the number of Led's allowed and the candle power they produce. What I want to know is what the punishment is for violating these laws or even if the police care.

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good 1 charles
New York used to be 50 candle power, which was violated by putting your hand behind the flame of a disposable lighter.
That's pretty much what I figured as well.
Jack/DT You've hit the nail on the head, Capcityff is also right, on a normal day I make 5 turns to get to my firehouse which is about 2 miles away. During rush hour however it can take me as long as 10 minutes to get the firehouse because of traffic. It is a lot about status though, I don't think of myself as some wanna be fireman who needs anybody and everybody to know this, I'm mostly thinking about practicality, how can I get to the firehouse faster? But a few blue lights and a few curious stares and questions would be nice. Driving a black 2011 Camaro with hide-aways and a dash light looks pretty bad ass.
And Rob's response? Aaahhh yes, silence......
What I want to know is what the punishment is for violating these laws or even if the police care.





That's an easy one to answer....


(c) The use of blue oscillating, rotating or flashing lights, whether lighted or unlighted, is prohibited except on:
1. Rescue squad vehicles not owned by a fire
department and vehicles owned or operated by a:

voluntary firefighter;
paid firefighter;
part‑paid firefighter;
call firefighter;
member of the board of trustees of a fire
protection district;

paid or unpaid member of a rescue squad;
paid or unpaid member of a voluntary ambulance
unit; or

paid or unpaid members of a local or county
emergency management services agency as defined in the Illinois Emergency Management Agency Act, designated or authorized by local authorities, in writing, and carrying that designation or authorization in the vehicle.

However, such lights are not to be lighted except
when responding to a bona fide emergency.

Any person using these lights in accordance with this
subdivision (c)1 must carry on his or her person an identification card or letter identifying the bona fide member of a fire department, fire protection district, rescue squad, ambulance unit, or emergency management services agency that owns or operates that vehicle. The card or letter must include:

(A) the name of the fire department, fire
protection district, rescue squad, ambulance unit, or emergency management services agency;

(B) the member's position within the fire
department, fire protection district, rescue squad, ambulance unit, or emergency management services agency;

(C) the member's term of service; and
(D) the name of a person within the fire
department, fire protection district, rescue squad, ambulance unit, or emergency management services agency to contact to verify the information provided.

as for violations, basically from what I read you will get ticketed according to the laws here in my state, didn't see anything that limited how many you can have here or what the candle power limit was
In Indiana we are allowed 4 blue ligth asembleys, I technely have 5, 1 roof, 1 windshield, and 3 grill. I've never had any problems or heard of anyone else having problems.

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