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    Interesting conversation with a cop the other day...

    Re: Interesting Conversation With A Cop The Other Day... I would concentrate on the simple codes-such as the colors allowed for various lights. Those codes alone were (are) simple enough such that I could enforce them with ease. (Never lost one when they did go to court.) Side note: I can't...
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    Interesting conversation with a cop the other day...

    Re: Interesting Conversation With A Cop The Other Day... Funny you should bring that up. Idaho State Police use E-tickets state wide. I know of one small town in my area (a town of about 1500 people!) that uses them. I think that's about it in my area! For now. Slowly departments will...
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    Interesting conversation with a cop the other day...

    Firstly, I retired right before Uber/Lyft started. However--Call the Uber/Lyft admin. Certainly they have company/corporate policy pertaining to their drivers following state/local laws and codes. That would be a relatively easy fix. Secondly, if I was still a working man..........press hard...
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    Interesting conversation with a cop the other day...

    There are a couple of versions of the term "STEP". Specific Traffic Enforcement Patrol, Special Traffic Enforcement Patrol, or Selective Traffic Enforcement Patrol. ---either way, those are the guys that do nothing but deal with traffic codes. Driving/equipment violations, crashes, etc. Due to...
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    Interesting conversation with a cop the other day...

    A few days ago I was standing on the side of the road talking with a former fellow patrol deputy. He is a current SWAT team member, and I retired a few years ago as a sniper on the team. I was driving by and saw him there doing paperwork, so I decided to stop. Anyway...... As we were...
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    What Lights Do Trains Use?

    Again, according to my brother who works on locomotives for a living (and apparently is ranked somewhere around #3 in the US in regards to model railroading, but I digress....) he says the MARS light is merely another headlight set up to 'rotate" (or oscillate) in a figure-eight pattern. Same...
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    What Lights Do Trains Use?

    EMD number--whatever that is----is 8156001
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    What Lights Do Trains Use?

    My brother works on locomotives for BNSF in Illinois. He just said either a 32 or74 volt, 200 watt. He didn't remember the actual bulb number (or make). He also said it should be on some data base somewhere on the internet. He goes back to work in a few days, he will look it up.
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    Anyone else into Jeeps? Especially with lights!

    I have had a handful of various Jeeps over the decades. My dad always had one when we were growing up. Currently I have a "kinda-Jeep" parked in the back yard. It is military M151A2. (I collect/restore military vehicles.) I know, not a jeep at all. I won't buy or own anything newer than about...
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    Pickup topper shell brake light alternatives?

    UPDATE: I found a replacement on an un-named auction site. The seller claimed they were NOS from ARE. (The brand of my particular shell.) Based on the measurements provided, the photos, and the price ($28.00), I figured what-the-heck. I watched a couple of videos on youtube in regards to...
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    Pickup topper shell brake light alternatives?

    I have an 2003 Dodge 2500 with a fiberglass topper shell mounted on the bed. It came with a brake light flush-mounted centered on the top of the rear. The "third brake light" or whatever it is called. The bulb in it burned out sometime-at least a year ago, and I have gotten quotes to replace...
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    AN/VSS-1 Searchlight

    I haven't posted here in awhile. I still come to read a bunch, just don't have anything to say. Now I do......... As some of you guys know, I collect military vehicles, and have a working VSS-1 and VSS-3. I guess my ignorance is showing, as I was not familiar with a GSS -1. This whole time...
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    What do you think the best folding knife

    I have probably a hundred knives, and used to carry about 6 or so at any given time. I have streamlined my EDC's down to two or four. I rotate them depending on my mood, but USUALLY I end up with either: 1.) A pair of Strider (SMG and SNF) folders up front (left and right front pants pockets) or...
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    Aux headlamps for Ford truck with weak LEDs?

    The voice of experience- those "CARR front license plate with light wings" mentioned above DO NOT work with anything heavier than el-cheapo China-Mart plastic lights. With lights that have any weight to them, such as JW Speakers, that light bar thing WILL flutter and shimmy from normal road...
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    Aux headlamps for Ford truck with weak LEDs?

    Deleted. Double post. Sorry.
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    This is why we need REAR fog lamps

    Are there any states in the US where rear fog lights are specifically prohibited?
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    This is why we need REAR fog lamps

    I have been a huge advocate of rear fog lights since I learned about them here on CF!! After our area's worst winter in 40 years last year, I bought a dedicated winter use only 4WD pickup, but can't find a bolt on aftermarket LED unit. The Peterson 850 looks like the hot setup, but I can't...
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    Short Arc Lights-Help Me Find More Hi Wattage Military and Aviation Short Arc Lights

    My good man: I am not very computer friendly, so check out Craigslist in the Boise, Idaho area, enter the word "military" and see what happens. There is a strange light of some sort, maybe older than what you are interested in, but it's only $50 bucks. Pictures don't show much, but worthy of...
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    Off Road LED Light bar - DIY

    Pardon my bluntness-but how much time and money do you have invested in that one? How much more time and money for any upgrades/improvemenets?
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    IIHS test of headlamp performance

    So this thread started on 03-30-16, and just today (06-13-17) the IIHS report finally makes Fox News......?
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