Im a firefighter here and PA and we DONT BLOW RED LIGHTS! Bylaw no one can, we and even Police have to break before to make sure the intersection is open. Police blow lights all the time though... LOLOriginally posted by: 99CouGSweetRide
cops/emergency vehicles blow through red lights anyway
you are correct. Most cities and suburb type areas have these systems installed. It is nothing more than a strobe light operating at a higher than normal flash cycle. The exact flash timing is easy to find [search for it]. At my old work, one of my co-workers made one [keep in mind that this was a roadway design firm so this is the type of equipement we worked with and it was a great device to have around to test intersections before they were reopened to the public].Originally posted by: ice992
These are simply a strobe that operates at a specified requency which triggers a sensor on the traffic light, the downside, 75% of the traffic lights... arent equiped with this technology, hence why EVERY patrol car/ emergency isnt equipped with them...
this is true. Just tonight I watched a cop go through a red light, however, he turned his lights on for about 2 seconds while he rode through it, then turned them off. I guess it's some kind of law for them where they have to put their lights on when hurrying through lights to DD.
But this one says there is no visible light. Thats why im saying it would be next to impossible to get caught with it. What are they gonna do, block off the intersection and go over every car sitting there with a fine tooth comb until they find it? They will be there for days because cars will keep pulling up.Originally posted by: GrandMasterKhan
The fine in my state for use of a police type strobe while moving is $1000 per flash. You do the math.