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traumateam1

British Columbia L&S in POV's

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So it's actually not illegal, provided one acquires the proper permit.

No, under the BC Motor Vehicle Act only emergency vehicles are permitted to have flashing red lights. The only exception to this is Volunteer Fire Chiefs are allowed to have red lights on their POV, but most choose not to.

4.28

(2) Red, white or amber flashing lamps may be used on the following vehicles:

(a) a fire department vehicle driven by a member of the fire department in the discharge of the member's duties;

( b ) an official vehicle driven by a peace officer, constable or member of the police branch of Her Majesty's Armed Forces in the discharge of the officer's duties;

© an ambulance, as defined in the Emergency Health Services Act, if the ambulance is responding to an emergency call or transporting a patient and it is essential for the ambulance to gain the right of way;

(d) a bus described in section 169.1 (4) (a) or ( b )of the Act if the flashes of light are emitted

(i) from the centre and right side clearance lights at the rear of the bus, and

(ii) only when the bus is stopped, standing or parked at a bus stop.

The permits are required for amber light only. No fire apparatus or ambulance I have driven in BC has a flashing red light permit. Amber light permits are available, but you need a legit reason. ie, traffic control vehicle, public works truck, vehicle on a site that requires use of yellow lights (ports, airports, etc).

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The only exception to this is Volunteer Fire Chiefs are allowed to have red lights on their POV, but most choose not to.

WTF? They need to come south of the border where a Disney World level laser light show is required by policy on every POV, yet no one can seem to locate the policy.

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Fire vehicles do have permits....they just dont need to renew them annually. I know this because our SAR group has to reapply every year to the MOT and everyone got their panties in a knot as to why we have to yet fire vehicles dont

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