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Old 09-17-2011, 03:38 PM   #1
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Anyone got some strobes?

Anyone got some deck/dash strobes? i was thinking of getting amber/white which are legal in my city.

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Old 09-17-2011, 03:51 PM   #2
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You can get some here for under 18 bucks shipped. http://www.dealextreme.com/p/police-...ntroller-15729
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I think that you will find that amber/white strobes are only legal on construction vehicles in Florida. At least that is how I read this:

The 2005 Florida Statutes Chapter 316
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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I've got an entire set.



On the ambulance. What in the hell would you want strobes on your personal vehicle for besides to say "Look at me! I actually spent money on this!"
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Old 09-18-2011, 07:51 AM   #9
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I've got an entire set.



On the ambulance. What in the hell would you want strobes on your personal vehicle for besides to say "Look at me! I actually spent money on this!"
Out here, many "personal" vehicles (My Dads, a few friends) have them on their trucks, as we work in construction, and often times need the added visibility. The ones we use are Yellow, and White. A few people Iknow have them in the rear brake light area, and they flash Red. Others mount them in the back up light area, and flash White.
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That's understandable, we have those here too. It sounds like he's putting them on his vehicle for the cool factor. If I'm mistaken then I apologize in advance to the OP.
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I remember strobe lights! those were soooo cool!


.....when I was 16.
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there's a guy in oklahoma who has this red 2004 tacoma who had windshild and rear window strobes, i guess he uses them when he pulls people off the road during snow storms and that kind of thing.... he did a really nice job on them, his whole truck all togeather is real nice. think its for sale.... but for added visablilty when towing people, i can see the use for strobes than.

same for people who work construction, if your going to be stopping on the side of the highway at all hours of the day, the strobes really are there for safety.

i personally wouldnt put strobes on my truck, four way flashers would work just fine. maybe, just maybe if i did alot of towing or stopping along the road i would get one of those magnetic amber gumballs from harbor freight...

thats my 2 cents....
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