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Laws about yellow lights

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by ads1978, Oct 30, 2004.

  1. ads1978

    ads1978 Junior Member
    from nj
    Messages: 1

    Does anyone know the laws governing the use of a yellow revolving light on my truck in the state of NJ? I have a plow on my truck just for my dealership lot, but I do drive on the street, plow mine and a few others driveways. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.
  2. streetsurfin'

    streetsurfin' Senior Member
    Messages: 770

    Seems like there was a link posted last year that showed a compilation of most of the states laws regarding the colors of safety lights allowed. Maybe if you do a search you'll find it. I'm pretty sure it was on this forum that I saw it.
  3. festerw

    festerw Senior Member
    Messages: 986

  4. ZamboniHDB

    ZamboniHDB Senior Member
    Messages: 338

    Those appear to be guidelines in the LAWS BY STATE link. You still should research your local or state wide restrictions where you live. Illinois only has in their statutes pertaining to red, blue, white, and amber lights. Green and violet lights aren't even mentioned in the Illinois Vehicle Code, but generally speaking, most know what those two colors are used for.

    Just my .02¢
  5. f350dieselemt

    f350dieselemt Member
    Messages: 89

    I though that in NJ you could use a yellow light for plowing ..but last year some @$$hole cop gave me a ticket for not having an amber light permit
  6. bolensdriver

    bolensdriver Senior Member
    Messages: 603

    I asked a local police chief, here in NH, and he said we are aloud to use GREEN lights as well as amber and I think clear, for snowplowing.
  7. Dwan

    Dwan Senior Member
    Messages: 879

    Welcome to the world of plowing.
    sounds like everyone should check and see what there local laws cover before they start plowing this year.
    here in my town you are required to have a amber/yellow light if intering a roadway when plowing.
    Simple phone call will answer your question.As far as having a permit for a yellow light? our town has not heard of that yet but when they do be sure they will charge for it.
  8. PLOWMAN45

    PLOWMAN45 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,951

    well i guess i been breaking the law in ct oh well :drinkup:
  9. Tarkus

    Tarkus PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,113

    Nice link! :salute:
  10. bowtie_guy

    bowtie_guy Senior Member
    Messages: 551

    yous need to come to Ontario. Blue is acually reconized as a snow push/removal vehicles colour. On the drivers test it even asks what blue means and the answer is snow removal.
  11. daninline

    daninline Senior Member
    Messages: 430

    I think we are ok in CT.
    Here is a link

    Obtaining a Flashing Amber Light Permit

    A permit for a flashing amber light may be issued for approved maintenance, escort, or security vehicles which are operated on Connecticut roads and which require a flashing light as a cautionary mechanism to warn motorists. An approved escort vehicle escorts a vehicle which operations with a DOT permit. The Application for a Flashing Light Permit (form E-215) must be authorized by the local chief of police where the flashing amber light will be used. A permit for a siren will not be issued with a permit for a flashing amber light.

    The use of a flashing amber light does not exempt the operator from state traffic regulations, or from the traffic regulations of any town, city, or borough.

    A permit for a flashing amber light is not required if the flashing amber light will be displayed and used only on private property.

    I would bet this is the same in most states.


    PS on a side note this is what I found looking for info about warning lights. :)

    Can of self-defense pepper spray warns:
    May irritate eyes.

    Warning on a Conair Pro Style 1600 hair dryer:
    Do not use in shower. Never use while sleeping.

    Silly Putty package warning:
    Not for use as earplugs.

    On a bag of Fritos:
    You could be a winner! No purchase necessary. Details inside.

    Baby stroller warning:
    Remove child before folding.

    Household iron warns:
    Never iron clothes while they are being worn.

    A fireplace lighter cautions:
    Do not use near fire, flame or sparks.

    A handheld massager warns consumers:
    Don't use while sleeping or unconscious.

    Warning on underarm deodorant:
    Do not spray in eyes.

    Cardboard car sun shield that keeps sun off the dashboards warns
    Do not drive with sun shield in place

    Warning on a sharpening stone:
    Knives are sharp.

    Bottle water label warns:
    Twist top off with hands. Throw top away. Do not put top in mouth.

    On a box or rat poison
    Warning: Has been found to cause cancer in laboratory mice.

    On a Domino's Pizza box
    Caution: Contents hot!

    Toilet bowl cleaning brush warns:
    Do not use orally.
    Last edited: Dec 2, 2004
  12. finnegan

    finnegan Senior Member
    Messages: 313

    those warnings are great -makes u wonder what happened to people before all the warning labels.. :eek: