Originally Posted by IAmSixNine
I wonder if they know its not a legal emergency vehicle.
Unless they changed the law there was a sub section in there that said to be considered an emergency vehicle a beacon had to be at the highest point of the vehicle and visible 360 degrees.
LOL please dont flame me.. i know these slick cars are allover but im just saying.
Pay Attention to Subsection (f)
§ 547.702. ADDITIONAL EQUIPMENT REQUIREMENTS FOR
AUTHORIZED EMERGENCY VEHICLES. (a) An authorized emergency
vehicle may be equipped with a siren, exhaust whistle, or bell:
(1) of a type approved by the department; and
(2) that emits a sound audible under normal conditions
at a distance of at least 500 feet.
(b) The operator of an authorized emergency vehicle shall
use the siren, whistle, or bell when necessary to warn other vehicle
operators or pedestrians of the approach of the emergency vehicle.
(c) Except as provided by this section, an authorized
emergency vehicle shall be equipped with signal lamps that:
(1) are mounted as high and as widely spaced laterally
(2) display four alternately flashing red lights, two
located on the front at the same level and two located on the rear at
the same level; and
(3) emit a light visible at a distance of 500 feet in
(d) A private vehicle operated by a volunteer firefighter
responding to a fire alarm or a medical emergency may, but is not
required to, be equipped with signal lamps that comply with the
requirements of Subsection (c).
(e) A private vehicle operated by a volunteer firefighter
responding to a fire alarm or a medical emergency may be equipped
with a signal lamp that is temporarily attached to the vehicle roof
and flashes a red light visible at a distance of at least 500 feet in
(f) A police vehicle may, but is not required to, be
equipped with signal lamps that comply with Subsection (c).
Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 165, § 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1995.