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Do you need a permit to carry a revolving light?

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by Mikelandscaping, Jan 6, 2005.

  1. Mikelandscaping

    Mikelandscaping Senior Member
    Messages: 129

    I was told that you need a permit to carry a revolving light. Need your opinions please

    MIAWPUKEK Senior Member
    Messages: 267

    blue or yellow is ok

    I don't know about anywhere else, but I think here in Nfld you are required to have a revolving or strobe light going while plowing in public areas, whether it be BLUE or YELLOW doesn't matter. But you're not allowed to use RED (emergency vehicles only). And as far as I know, you don't need a permit for it.
  3. daninline

    daninline Senior Member
    Messages: 430

    They say in CT DOT you need to get a permit to drive down the road with it on so if you just use it when plowing driveways you will be ok.
    Also they don't give the permits for plowing :angry: just for towing and wide loads and such.
    I have a 8 strobe lite without problems.
  4. lawnboy30

    lawnboy30 Member
    Messages: 53

    Officially in NJ you need a permit for even a yellow light. Not sure if anyone has ever gotten a ticket for not having a permit.
  5. fordsrule

    fordsrule Member
    Messages: 68

    daninline you should check with the local police chief. I think that you can have a revolving light but you can not use it on a public road way unless you are starting to plow a drive way or parking lot.

    SUMMIT in the U.S. we dont use blue lights for plowing, blue lights are for fire/ems.
  6. bolensdriver

    bolensdriver Senior Member
    Messages: 603

    I hear it's the law in New Hampshire to have one when plowing. Shouldn't drive with it on, but you can.

    A Police Chief told me you can use Green or Amber / Yellow lights when plowing in NH.
  7. Mikelandscaping

    Mikelandscaping Senior Member
    Messages: 129

    I know a couple of people that have them and they drive down the road with them Please keep those replys coming.

    MIAWPUKEK Senior Member
    Messages: 267

    I guess in different areas, different colour lights mean different things, because here, GREEN is for the Fire Dept. I have a blue light on my truck and I only turns it on when I"m plowing or when I'm travelling through town in a heavy snowfall with very poor visibility. Let's people know that I'm taking up more room on the road.
  9. The Boss

    The Boss 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,099

    No permits or lights required here.
  10. MickiRig1

    MickiRig1 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,617

    We don't need a permit for amber or green lights. (Ohio)
    Blue is for police and red is Fire vehicles and EMS.
    I run my amber strobe when I have the plow on and traveling on the highway.
    Since most times I am not going near the speed limit due to road conditions.
    Hopefully it keeps the moron's traveling 60 on snow covered roads away from me! An officer I know told me to have the light on anytime I am plowing a public way or dropping salt on the same.
  11. NJ Plowman

    NJ Plowman Senior Member
    Messages: 794

    New Jersey does require an "Amber Light Permit" and you need to meet several requirements to get one. And there have been guys in Jersey that have gotten tickets, I know several. :nono:
  12. Mikelandscaping

    Mikelandscaping Senior Member
    Messages: 129

    I dont think we need one if someone from CT that has one please reply back and tell me wat you had to deal with