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Old 20-08-2003   #1
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Cops &.......... Neons

I was driving through town the other day, and a maxed up corsa pulled up next to me at the lights, followed a cop car. He seems completely unaware that the car had neons on, he followed him for a bit then turned into the cop station while the corsa rolled on.

I heard that if you cant see the element of the neons you are allowed them, so maybe it is so...


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they have been doing a few people round my area for endangering public just in case the explode this is a load of crap cause they are plastic or e-marked.

i always thought the law was not to display blue, red or green cause of the various colours that they mite misrepresent
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I've got a tosser with a big helmet on who wonders around my village and takes f*ck all notice when there's a crime or potential crime going on... misrepresenting the police force i think...

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red is legal on the rear, coz its the same colour as a rear light, white legal on the front. ive also heard that red or amber along the sides is legal, dunno bout this but lorry's have side markers and i heard that you can use that excuse and get away with it. ****** i think!!
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Makes you laugh why don't they go arrest some proper crims, they're to$$ers the lot of em! [:(!]

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What about blue on the rear? i have blue l.e.ds on my exhaust, which were joined up to the main beams on the car, but ive since disconnected for fear of scary policemen.. anyone know if i can reconnect them and not live in fear?!?

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Police have this rule because if everyone had blue and red lights on their cars, the general public wouldn't know when a police car or an ambulance was coming because everycar would have blue flashing lights.

In principle it's a fair law, but it seems that police take it far too far. I mean, LED's around the exhaust don't exactly make you look like your average panda car.

The police will probably use neons/LED's as an opportunity to pull you over to check the rest of the car and give you a producer. So if you have them, make sure you're totally legal - not just things like MOT insurance etc, but also number plate spacing, over-dark windows etc (and hide the eighth you just scored somewhere noone will find it...)
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I believe the only colour you are allowed to show on the back is red, clear or orange - and clear or orange on the front.

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I've got a blue neon in my front bumper and blue tyreflys.
Got pulled the other month and told to take them off, why? because they said i was impersonating a police car, to$$ers! [:(!]
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if you put a 'clear' neon on your car, isnt that basically just putting your average office-style strip light under the car? :I
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yer it sure is. cops need to understand that a blue/green glow on the road from a cinq/sei DOESNT inpersonate a 3.0l vectra cop car!!!

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i wouldent have neons on my car my opinyon is there tacky everyone has them now
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