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NSW Is Flashing Lights on NSW Police's Private Car Allowed?

Discussion in 'Other/General Law Forum' started by OliviaDon, 14 June 2016.

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  1. OliviaDon

    OliviaDon Member

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    Is off-duty NSW police allowed to have flashing lights fitted on their private car? Not sure if anyone has come across this issue before...
     
  2. Lance

    Lance Well-Known Member

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    Are you sure that you can distinguish between an unmarked police vehicle and an off duty officers private vehicle?

    The following is available from the Roads and Maritime website:

    Blue, or blue and red flashing lights are only be fitted to:

    • Police vehicles.
    • Ambulances solely used by the Ambulance Service of NSW
    • Operational fire brigade vehicles.
    • An RTA Traffic Commander or a Traffic Emergency Patroller
    • State Emergency Service vehicles.
    • Vehicles used by an accredited rescue unit

    Blue and red flashing lights can only be used by a vehicle being used for police operational functions or urgent purposes.

    This might be useful: http://www.rms.nsw.gov.au/documents/roads/safety-rules/standards/vsi-08-flashing-lights-and-sirens-rev-4-1-nov-2010.pdf
     

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