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Old 04-28-2016, 05:02 PM   #21
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In Ontario and others I believe the move over law says "Emergency Vehicles". It's still a good practice to move over for any stopped vehicle; a kid may run out, could be a loose dog, door flying open, etc., etc.


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Old 04-28-2016, 05:03 PM   #22
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Where did you buy from please? Ontario has a law that you must move over, if possible, or slow down when passing a vehicle(s) that is pulled over regardless of flashing lights or not ... $485 fine, I believe ...
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Old 04-28-2016, 06:37 PM   #23
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Here's the text from the Ontario Ministry of Transport about moving over for "Emergency Vehicles". If you're not driving a tow truck, you'd better not have flashing Amber lights. Check out the truth before broadcasting superstitions.


"When approaching any emergency vehicle that is stopped with its red, or red and blue, lights flashing or a tow truck with its amber lights flashing in the same direction of your travel, you are required to reduce the speed of your vehicle and proceed with caution."


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Old 04-28-2016, 08:23 PM   #24
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Bright Amber Flashing Lights

Where does that text say that you can not have Amber flashing lights? Aren't most vehicles equipped with flashing Amber lights stock as in turn signals? I understand where you were getting at with don't broadcast laws of Ontario without reading the and quoting the facts which I agree with but at the same time you say don't have flashing Amber lights but what you posted does not support that statement.


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On another note, here in the states flashing Amber lights are widely used by more than emergency vehicles. I work for a utility company and all of our vehicles are equipped with strobe style Amber lights that we are instructed to use when ever we are stopped in unsafe conditions. So they are. It just reserved for emergency and safety vehicles.


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Old 04-29-2016, 12:11 AM   #26
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Flashing amber lights

My first post was to show that the move over rule (in Canada) applies to "Emergency Vehicles" only.

The following is the regulations in British Columbia concerning Flashing Amber Lights. Apparently 'you need a permit' showing that you specifically require the lights. So it seems that it's not a great idea to be spending money on a gadget that will attract tickets from the troopers.

http://www.cvse.ca/flashing_amber/Fl...March_2012.pdf
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Well, I did not mean to cause a battle of the 'Amber Light Police' and I wonder how many in law enforcement would give me a ticket because I stuck one, via suction cups, on the side of my disabled RV while on the side of the road.

My plan is simple. I bought the light to keep in my TV. I'm not mounting it to my TV or my 5ver. If and when I find me and my DW broke down along the highway I am going to get it out and slap it on the side of my RV if I have to wait there or replace a flat tire. If law enforcement shows up and gives me a ticket for being safe, then so be it. Better to be safe than dead.

I guess I could see it being a problem if I mounted a flashing Amber light to my TV and used it all the time but that is not the plan.

I hope I never have to use it so that is how often I plan to use it.

If you are concerned you might get a ticket for being safe then don't buy one of these gadgets.
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Old 04-29-2016, 05:38 AM   #28
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That's just it... Use some not so common sense and you'll be fine.

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That's just it... Use some not so common sense and you'll be fine.

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My take would be to use this (when required) regardless of the ticket concern. Sometimes it is not possible to get to a pullout or other safe area (exit) or even have a shoulder area, or to do so without increasing danger to others and yourself by continuing. I fully believe in having some (any) type of unusual 'noticeable" light and carry one of one type of another in my car, RV and motorcycles. AND finally don't rely blindly on the warning lights effect to get other drivers to slow and or move over, in the end it is YOUR life you are responsible to protect
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