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NYSP Vertical Lightbars:police3:

New York State Police added vertical lightbars to their existing horizontal lightbars with hopes of helping them be more visible when roadside. And to help with the move over law.

Has anyone seen these in action in or around New York State?




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I mean it will help those smaller vehicles with a limited view over taller vehicles... At the same time I find the regular lights are already blinding at night so adding more of them will just basically blind all traffic approaching which poses a hazard as it is...
 

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NYSP Vertical Lightbars:police3:

New York State Police added vertical lightbars to their existing horizontal lightbars with hopes of helping them be more visible when roadside. And to help with the move over law.

Has anyone seen these in action in or around New York State?




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I never understood that lol. Do you have picture of it?
 

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NYSP Vertical Lightbars:police3:

New York State Police added vertical lightbars to their existing horizontal lightbars with hopes of helping them be more visible when roadside. And to help with the move over law.

Has anyone seen these in action in or around New York State?

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Yes - they have been testing them out near the academy for quite some time on at least one car - first I saw was close to 2 years ago, but the design changed slightly in the one I have seen the last few months. Seen one near Rochester also recently.
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I never understood that lol. Do you have picture of it?
Its in his video link - click the yellow light bar words.
 

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Makes you wonder how they can justify stealth/unmarked car purchases going forward if visibility is an issue.
 

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Makes you wonder how they can justify stealth/unmarked car purchases going forward if visibility is an issue.
Being seen only matters to them when they've pulled someone over and are at risk. Otherwise, they want to hide as effectively as possible, all for your $afety of course.
 

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Maybe they didn't test many of them. The story is a few years old and I never found anything related to it when I searched. I found it interesting and just thought I would post it to share. I thought it was rather stupid looking but if it would make things safer that's what matters.
 

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I hope this isn't off topic, but I remember in the older days when KHP had the big bubble light on top of their car, a person could see that some distance ahead. So back to these lights, they will still up further making them easier to see, but with these new radar guns now days, they can get cars at around 1/2 to 3/4 mile away, not sure a person could see those lights before they get radared.
 

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I'm also thinking this was some sales pitch from a sales rep. trying to make some sales.

( sales rep.)
THIS IS THE LATEST AND GREATEST LIGHT SETUP ON THE MARKET HELPING WITH THE MOVE OVER LAW
 

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I mean it will help those smaller vehicles with a limited view over taller vehicles... At the same time I find the regular lights are already blinding at night so adding more of them will just basically blind all traffic approaching which poses a hazard as it is...
Couldn't agree more, in my locale they are blue LED and absolutely blinding at night. Its a complete hazard, there is such a thing as too bright, freakin idiots.
 

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That's bizarre. Reminds me a number of folding-wing aircraft when the light bars go up or down.
 

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That picture is hilarious
 

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NYSP Vertical Lightbars:police3:

New York State Police added vertical lightbars to their existing horizontal lightbars with hopes of helping them be more visible when roadside. And to help with the move over law.

Has anyone seen these in action in or around New York State?




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Those Are Like the "High Rise Lights" From the NYC Highway Patrol Cars From the Late 1980's! Early 1990's!

These Were Invented by A Local New Yorker After A Collision Involving Several Police Cars At An Accident Scene
In Brooklyn NYC! You Guessed It! A Truck Collided Into the Police Cars that Had Stopped For An Accident!
Driver Couldn't See the Top Light On the Police Car!

Here's the Rest of the Story;
https://elightbars.org/forums/threads/high-rise-multi-level-lights.74355/
 

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Being seen only matters to them when they've pulled someone over and are at risk. Otherwise, they want to hide as effectively as possible, all for your $afety of course.
Agreed! Seeing a cruiser parked on the emergency lane clocking cars with rear radar on a busy highway is safe, I guess. Sitting on the side of the road at night with their lights off is also safe.
Seems the state had some leftover money from their budget. Instead of helping the homeless, let's get some high tech lights for the troopers. Makes lots of sense. :ughh:
 

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the police on the LIE had these bars and BIG ARROW on their roofs YEARS AGO.... we used to call them harpoons, figuring if you didn't pull over, they'd harpoon you with it...
 

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