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Flashing Light Permit ....

Discussion in 'Strobe Lighting' started by Pinzgauer, Jul 26, 2009.

  1. Pinzgauer

    Pinzgauer Senior Member
    from Vermont
    Messages: 134

    Most states require them annually. So far I never got one or had a problem. Do any of you guys get a permit yearly???
     
  2. RBRONKEMA GHTFD

    RBRONKEMA GHTFD 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,592

    In Michigan we don't need to have one. Go to your states website and research it. I know they have all the "flashing light" requirements on each states website.
     
  3. Gear_Head

    Gear_Head Senior Member
    from IL
    Messages: 245

    Illinois doesnt have permits. Either you can have them (for certain exemptions) or you can't.
     
  4. JaimeG

    JaimeG Senior Member
    Messages: 448

    What are they?
     
  5. Gear_Head

    Gear_Head Senior Member
    from IL
    Messages: 245

    625 ILCS 5/ 12-215

    there are a few other statutes that pertain to lights in there, but I will decipher it and paste the good parts over here tomorrow. I need to call it a night for now.
     
  6. JaimeG

    JaimeG Senior Member
    Messages: 448

    Sure thing.:sleeping:
     
  7. noble@esitrucks

    noble@esitrucks Member
    from 20181
    Messages: 92

    I know here in VA we can only have flashing amber lights. You will get a ticket if you run white or a combo with white. It usually seems that only the state cops get you, but they always seem to be around. I know here that the head of each VDOT region can decide on the ruling and change it as they seem fit.
     
  8. Pinzgauer

    Pinzgauer Senior Member
    from Vermont
    Messages: 134

    I know, for example, that the CT DMV has a special "Flashing Lights Unit" for permits. The Permit expires every June and costs $20.00.
     
  9. Gear_Head

    Gear_Head Senior Member
    from IL
    Messages: 245

    Only Amber lights if you are doing it for fun. If you are paid or a "contractor", you can get away with flashing white lights as well.
     
  10. JaimeG

    JaimeG Senior Member
    Messages: 448

    Sweet!xysport
     
  11. kitn1mcc

    kitn1mcc Senior Member
    Messages: 516

    you only need the state of ct permit if the vehicle is moving

    if you are stationary or on private property not neeeded
     
  12. Gear_Head

    Gear_Head Senior Member
    from IL
    Messages: 245

    only on private property we have less strict rules, but we all use them while backing onto public roads, so I didn't bother with that scenario.
     
  13. Pinzgauer

    Pinzgauer Senior Member
    from Vermont
    Messages: 134

    Given the fact that this is a Plowing Forum I would assume that the majority here plows for money. It also means we are in public roads driving from job to job. In the States where the permit applies it doesn't matter if you have your lights on or not. You need a permit just to have them on your truck.

    Here are, for example, the CT statutes:

    What is a Flashing Light permit?

    Pursuant to Connecticut state law, Title 14 section 96 p and q, certain emergency or maintenance vehicles may be allowed to display lights other than those provided as standard on motor vehicles. These flashing lights are for the purpose of alerting other motorists of an emergency or maintenance situation. The display of these flashing lights on such emergency or maintenance vehicles requires a written permit from the Department of Motor Vehicles.

    Snowplowing
    Color Eligibility - Amber
    Expires - June 30
    Restrictions - Vehicles cannot be registered with passenger license plates.
    Please complete a Flashing Lights/Siren Permit (form E-215) and submit with a fee of $20 per permit.
     
  14. Gear_Head

    Gear_Head Senior Member
    from IL
    Messages: 245

    Maybe, maybe not.
     
  15. kitn1mcc

    kitn1mcc Senior Member
    Messages: 516

    the part that you forgot on there in ct to get a permit the aplication must be signed off by the local traffic authority (first selectman or police cheif resident trooper)
     
  16. Pinzgauer

    Pinzgauer Senior Member
    from Vermont
    Messages: 134

    I'd like to please get back to my original question:

    Does anyone actually HAVE a permit?

    Thanks ........
     
  17. blakerugg

    blakerugg Senior Member
    Messages: 126

    i have one!! :waving: any questions on them?
     
  18. tjctransport

    tjctransport PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,390

    here in New Jersey, the permits must be signed off on by the local police, who forward it to the state police, who sign off on it, then forward it to the state DMV who issues the permit. the permit here is free, and is good for 4 years.
    as an individual, you will need one permit for each vehicle, and the vehicle must be registered as a commercial vehicle.
    as a company or corporation, you can get an 'all owned vehicles" permit.
    and yes, i have had individual and all owned vehicle permits for over 30 years.
     
  19. kyler

    kyler Member
    from bristol
    Messages: 50

    What did you have to do to get one? What are the restriction?
     
  20. blakerugg

    blakerugg Senior Member
    Messages: 126

    google search "ri dmv emergency light permit" and click on the first one. it costs $6.50. I saw your video and you may be out of luck because here in RI were only allowed amber. mine are amber in back and clear up front.

    it takes about a week to process. when you get it in the mail, you get a sticker that says the color on it, and on the written paper permit it says nothing really just a bunch of BS.