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  1. 9397SVTs

    9397SVTs Well-Known Member Established Member

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    My wife and I just returned from a trip to Connecticut. While there, we noticed something interesting about the CT State Troopers. On different occasions, we saw Troopers driving down the highway with their emergency lights on, however they were not flashing, but were solid.

    What is the reason behind this?
     
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    03Sssnake TK-421 Established Member Beer Money Bros.

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    Possibly 'cruise' lights if they were solid and weren't flashing, it's to make them highly visible in the area, to other motorist etc...I have seen some departments do that around here, not very often though.
     
  3. Mpoitrast87

    Mpoitrast87 Well-Known Member Established Member

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    IIRC Connecticut state troopers have take home cars that can be used for personal use. Maybe the lights mean they are off duty?
     
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    CobraBob Authorized Vendor Premium Member Established Member Single Barrel Sirs

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    What color were the lights? Blue?

    State police here are using steady blue lights called "cruise lights". They're for visibility and people don't have to pull over since they non-emergency lighting. When they turn to flashing, that's an emergency situation.

    I've seen some police (local and state) that have stationary, steady tall lights. At least they look tall from a distance. Those might be for even better police visibility.
     
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    railroad Well-Known Member Established Member

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    So others will quit texting and not hit them.
     
  6. venomisback

    venomisback Big Member Established Member

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    Unfortunately I live in Connecticut now. +1 for cruise lights.


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    9397SVTs Well-Known Member Established Member

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    They were the red and blue lights on the light bar, the grill and rear windows.
     
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    specracer SVTOA MCA Premium Member

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    Bring back the CT Buick Regal T Types, used in the late 80's early 90's.
     
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    Saleen498 Well-Known Member Established Member

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    Get out while you can.
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    silver03svt Official Snowflake Melting Machine Established Member

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    Please don't bump a thread that is almost 8 months old. Thanks.
     
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    musclefan21 Well-Known Member Established Member

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    Cruise lights for visibility and “we are here” reasons. I never used mine.
     

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