I'm all about tradition. Love me some maroon and gold. However, there comes a point where it's ridiculous and is placing tradition over officer safety.
They are plenty adequate especially with deck lights, license plate bracket lights, and head and tail light flashers.I'm all about tradition. Love me some maroon and gold. However, there comes a point where it's ridiculous and is placing tradition over officer safety.
Why not just carry a revolver and a billy club? The question seems stupid, but they are applying the same logic to the emergency lighting that gets their officers from point A to B safely.
Its hard enough to get the stupids just to SEE an emergency vehicle and yield...I hate the beacons personally. I don't feel they're very effective either. Sure, they're bright, you've got a 6" tall tower of LEDs, but it's all focused in one area, you get no idea of how the car is positioned.
How are they "junk"?They also cost the tax payers of MI $900 a pop for junk
All stuff that is rarely used by the vast majority of EV operators (if even optioned by departments).They takedown override? Alley override? Steady red with brakes? Integrate traffic controllers? Cut out sides with doors open? Have multiple functions for including steady? Have the option to only use 1 or 2 modules?
They're extremely primitive for a $900 21t century light.
All that typing yet you failed to answer my simple question... OopsMost of those things are done automatically, and my Officers do utilize the TA, TD, and alley lights regularly. In fact, the only option that I rarely ever see them use is the rear cut. Probably smart considering the liability in it if they use it then stop on the interstate. The only price difference is buying a dual color bar as opposed to a single. It still installs the same, and the programming would have to be done regardless. And my upfitter now has a base map, don't be programming takes all of 20 min. The bar itself costs more, sure, but I could easily get away with it being the only warning light on the car.
In fact, I nearly do. Most of my cars use interior bars which also get perimeter lights, but the overhead cars get a HLF, a small dual color light in the headlight housing for corners, and a small LED in the reverse lamp housing. When all is said and done, the two cars cost within $200 of each other. Most of my Officers choose the slicktops, but I have some that prefer the brighter and more traditional overhead.