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Old 03-25-2004, 05:10 PM   #1
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Question alternating headlight flashing

A couple years back I saw a banner add on radartest.com for a module/relay kit that can make your headlights flash in an alternating pattern.


I'm so sick of people crusing in the passing land or pacing the car next to them that im looking for a solution. When I flash my high-beams they usualy take it personaly and try to annoy me more instead of letting me pass.

I'm thinking that I might have more of a chance of getting these drivers to do the right thing if my headlights flashed in an alternating pattern.

Does anyone know where I can find this product?
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Old 03-25-2004, 06:09 PM   #2
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Aside from being highly illegal (can get you at least summonsed if not arrested), this would be torture on your headlight bulbs and would burn them out if used frequently.
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Old 03-25-2004, 06:13 PM   #3
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how come it doesn't mess up the bulbs on cop cars?
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Old 03-25-2004, 06:24 PM   #4
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how come it doesn't mess up the bulbs on cop cars?
It does, but they fix it with tax payers $$$ so it doesn't matter...

Get driving lights. When you flash those, people move.

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Old 03-27-2004, 05:39 AM   #5
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Yeah, that's a major, "NO NO! BAD! You stop that right now or I'll punch you in the face for being so crazy!" kind of thing. I know it's annoying that people don't get out of the way, but hey, it even happens on the Autobahn. If this is any help, Illinois just passed a law (I heard, which means absolutely nothing) that if you are traveling in the left-most lane "passing lane" and you are not passing anybody, you can be pulled over and given a ticket. Sounds like a brilliant idea to me, but I highly doubt many people will actually get ticketed for it, it just sounds like another "reason" to pull over a car and search the hell out of it with "suspicion". But, if you really can't tolerate not being able to pass those people, go to the track for a weekend. It will calm your ass down, and make you a "better" driver overall. I hope you didn't take offense to anything said here, it's just that this is so crazy, and that everyone feels this way, but you really just have to chill out and wait your turn to drive way too fast on public roads. Good luck!

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Old 03-27-2004, 11:07 AM   #6
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A company named Grote makes the flasher unit for cop cars.
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Old 03-28-2004, 11:45 AM   #7
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Aside from being highly illegal (can get you at least summonsed if not arrested), this would be torture on your headlight bulbs and would burn them out if used frequently.
Your 100% wrong.

Its not illegal to flash your headlights. It is illegal to install flashing red/blue lights. Flashing yellow lights are covered by state-to-state laws.
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Old 03-28-2004, 02:05 PM   #8
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Your 100% wrong.

Its not illegal to flash your headlights. It is illegal to install flashing red/blue lights. Flashing yellow lights are covered by state-to-state laws.
Actually, he was talking about the headlights flashing. Therefore, inpersonating a Police Car=illegal.
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Old 03-28-2004, 08:34 PM   #9
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Actually, he was talking about the headlights flashing. Therefore, inpersonating a Police Car=illegal.
Although it would be an interesting story once he (alternately) flashes an off-duty/undercover officer...

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Old 03-28-2004, 08:49 PM   #10
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Actually, he was talking about the headlights flashing. Therefore, inpersonating a Police Car=illegal.
Actually I believe that (at least in Ohio) other folks like paramedics and volunteer firefighters are allowed the use of flashing headlights as well. So it wouldn't necessarily be impersonating a cop. Not saying it is legal, I don't think it is truly illegal, but if a cop did see you he would definately pull you over.

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yeup this is 100% illegal

im sure if you did this youd go to jail, you do not pass go you do not get people out of your way and you go straight to butt ramming penatentary
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Old 03-28-2004, 09:13 PM   #12
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ok i have a sollution for all you guyz who hate the "left lane pacers" What i have hooked up is an alarm siren to a push button switch. When some one is in my way, i give them a quick few cherps and they move over every time. NOW B4 YOU ALL JUMP DOWN MY THROAT AND SAY "THATS ILLEGAL 2", I have done this in front of numorous cops and they don't seem to care. If you get pulled over for it they will have a hard time giving you a ticket for an alarm siren. Besides "Perhaps...maybe....by some chance.... .....your alarm siren was acting wacko at that time, at which case you can fight the ticket and most likely get it dismissed. Just a suggestion
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Old 03-28-2004, 11:45 PM   #13
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iimpersinating a law enforcement officer is not smart, and you can get in alot of trouble.

that being said do a search on ebay for the term wig wag. thats what they are called.

There are numerous places that sell the kits for law enforcement purposes.

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Old 03-29-2004, 12:20 AM   #14
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ok so using that logic then flashing your high-beams are illegal. damn your clueless. Dont spit out this crap unless you know the law which you clearly do NOT. Go look up my states ordinaces and post again with your apology when you see that your just plain and simply wrong as stated above.. d00sh.
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you just called a mod a d00sh yeaaa enjoy warning points or what else you recieve. and yes it is illegal or least it should be there cause people will think a cop is passing them when its just some moron trying to get passed so when that person catches on they will think anyone with those flashers behind them is a fake cop
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ok so using that logic then flashing your high-beams are illegal. damn your clueless. Dont spit out this crap unless you know the law which you clearly do NOT. Go look up my states ordinaces and post again with your apology when you see that your just plain and simply wrong as stated above.. d00sh.
im not sure who your comment is aimed at, regardless it is inappropriate and will not be tolerated.

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I assume NoVA is north virginia...

http://leg1.state.va.us/cgi-bin/legp...+cod+46.2-1020

46.2-1020. Other permissible lights.

Any motor vehicle may be equipped with one or two fog lights, one or two auxiliary driving lights if so equipped by the manufacturer, two daytime running lights, two side lights of not more than six candlepower, an interior light or lights of not more than 15 candlepower each, and signal lights.

The provision of this section limiting interior lights to no more than 15 candlepower shall not apply to (i) alternating, blinking, or flashing colored emergency lights mounted inside law-enforcement motor vehicles which may otherwise legally be equipped with such colored emergency lights, or (ii) flashing shielded red or red and white lights, authorized under 46.2-1024, mounted inside vehicles owned or used by (a) members of volunteer fire companies or volunteer rescue squads, (b) professional fire fighters, or (c) police chaplains. A vehicle equipped with lighting devices as authorized in this section shall be operated by a police chaplain only if he has successfully completed a course of training in the safe operation of a motor vehicle under emergency conditions and a certificate attesting to such successful completion, signed by the course instructor, is carried at all times in the vehicle when operated by the police chaplain to whom the certificate applies.

Unless such lighting device is both covered and unlit, no motor vehicle which is equipped with any lighting device other than lights required or permitted in this article, required or approved by the Superintendent, or required by the federal Department of Transportation shall be operated on any highway in the Commonwealth. Nothing in this section shall permit any vehicle, not otherwise authorized, to be equipped with colored emergency lights, whether blinking or steady-burning.

(Code 1950, 46-273; 1954, c. 310; 1958, c. 541, 46.1-267; 1960, cc. 156, 391; 1962, c. 512; 1966, cc. 655, 664; 1968, c. 89; 1972, c. 7; 1974, c. 537; 1976, c. 6; 1977, c. 72; 1978, cc. 311, 357; 1980, c. 337; 1981, c. 338; 1984, cc. 440, 539; 1985, cc. 248, 269, 287, 462; 1986, cc. 124, 127, 229; 1987, cc. 347, 370; 1988, cc. 339, 351; 1989, c. 727; 1991, c. 516; 1995, c. 122; 2003, c. 153.)

here is one for unathorized warning devices.
http://leg1.state.va.us/cgi-bin/legp...+cod+46.2-1060
46.2-1060. Illegal sirens, whistles, etc.; unlawful use of warning devices; exceptions.

It shall be unlawful for any vehicle to be equipped with or for any person to use on any vehicle any siren or exhaust, compression or spark plug whistle, or horn except as may be authorized in this title. It shall be unlawful for any vehicle operated on a public highway to be equipped with any warning device that is not of a type that has been approved by the Superintendent. It shall further be unlawful for any person at any time to use a horn otherwise than as a reasonable warning or to make any unnecessary or unreasonably loud or harsh sound by means of a horn or other warning device. However, vehicles of common carriers or extraordinarily large and heavy vehicles may be equipped with such type of warning device as the Superintendent may require or permit.

Notwithstanding the provisions of this article, a siren, bell, or supplemental horn may be used on a vehicle as a noisemaker for an alarm system if the device is installed so as to prohibit actuation of the system by the driver while the vehicle is in motion.

(Code 1950, 46-290; 1958, c. 541, 46.1-284; 1962, c. 146; 1970, c. 283; 1989, c. 727.)
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