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New Jersey

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the Community' started by njsnowremoval, Sep 26, 2010.

  1. njsnowremoval

    njsnowremoval Senior Member
    Messages: 303

    Hey guys i was wondering if anyone was running plows in nj. i am trying to find out what the warning light laws were ad cant get a straight answer. If anyoe has any ideas id apreciate it, i saw a few guys running hideaway strobes but i thought those were illegal. thanks agien. :drinkup:
  2. 08f150

    08f150 Member
    Messages: 33

    nj lights

    Technically...you need a permit for amber lights in NJ and they're meant for tow and/or service or construction trucks. Usually you have to go through the police dept in the town you live or work in to get the permit. I'm not sure that plow trucks actually apply to the law. Is anybody going to bother you for putting a couple yellow lights on your truck so you can be seen? Most likely not.
    The hideaway strobes, I'm not sure if they're covered specifically. I work in NJ, if I saw you plowing a lot or a driveway with lights on would I stop you? No way! As long as you're using them for visibility and not trying to break any laws you'll probably be ok.
  3. EGLC

    EGLC PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,731

    I used hideaways and left them on while driving and never had any issues. long as you have commercial plates and are obviously using them for work no one should bust you
  4. tls22

    tls22 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,263

    The two posters above have the right idea.......amber lights you need a permit( as with strobes you will prob not be bothered) and strobes im not sure about the law. You can be pulled over running strobes from job to job....but like eglc said you will prob not be bothered....as i do the same. My insurance requires i have a amber light.
  5. iceyman

    iceyman 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,521

    if you asked the cops around here they wouldnt even have an answer for you lol... pretty much do what ever you want light wise
  6. njsnowremoval

    njsnowremoval Senior Member
    Messages: 303

    Thanks guys i think im going to just apply for the amber light permit when i get my truck and hopefully get it, then ill probolly be doing some hidden and some not.
  7. SnowJersey

    SnowJersey Senior Member
    Messages: 100

    amber is fine

    white/clear or red in your rear lights is illegal in NJ but its not really enforced. Don't see a need to keep them on from job to job though if your just driving. Why draw the extra attention
  8. Andy96XLT

    Andy96XLT Senior Member
    Messages: 323

    Last year during one of the storms the visability was really bad and when I stopped at a gas station one of the local officers told me to drive with my flashers and emergency strobes in dash and in the back for visability. I also have a revolving beacon light on my roof. I however rarely have it on in the streets unless I am doing a driveway pushing snow across or something. The cops otherwise have never bothered me. If your not showing off the cops are not going to bother you from doing your job.