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    police daytime runnering lights

    maybe you can answer this why do police cars have no daytime running lights?
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    Maybe because they rewire them to flash all 4 (high and low) when they are responding to emergencies. Take a look next time
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    so they can sneek around in the dark undetected when u blow by on a bike at warp speed

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    Re: police daytime runnering lights

    I'm not sure which Police Service you're talking about, but our vehicles maintain the DRL.

    I can't really speak for others, you may have to contact them directly.

    Hope this helps!
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    I don't ever recall seeing a popo mobile without DRL's.
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    Isnt it law to have them now. I dont remember seeing them for sure either
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    seen 2 in burlington on tuesday halton regional 1 was new ford ..the other was old crown vic..no drl's and i have seen OPP with out drl's brantford area on wednesday

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    I know someone who just got a tIcket for having one burnt out. Is this law? I'm assuming that it is because of OEM safety equip.

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    I have personally never seen a cop car with DRLs... they always used to sneek up on me because of it
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    Re: police daytime runnering lights

    Quote Originally Posted by jeeper52 View Post
    Isnt it law to have them now. I dont remember seeing them for sure either
    It is law if you are importing a vehicle into Canada. Other than that, I can't find any law specific to DRL

    Quote Originally Posted by Piratexpress1369a View Post
    seen 2 in burlington on tuesday halton regional 1 was new ford ..the other was old crown vic..no drl's and i have seen OPP with out drl's brantford area on wednesday
    Not sure what you're looking for here, you asked a question and I answered it as best as I could. I can tell you that our cruisers come equipped with DRL.

    Quote Originally Posted by 84cj7 View Post
    I know someone who just got a tIcket for having one burnt out. Is this law? I'm assuming that it is because of OEM safety equip.
    I can't comment on that.... Please refer to the "welcome" thread for rules for posting in here.

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    I can't comment on that.... Please refer to the "welcome" thread for rules for posting in here.

    Thanks![/QUOTE]

    Sorry, guess I should have phrased that in another way.

    I had one burnt out for a while and didn't think too much of it. I didn't think I could get a ticket for it. Until a co worker received a warning/ticket.

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    ""Not sure what you're looking for here, you asked a question and I answered it as best as I could. I can tell you that our cruisers come equipped with DRL. ""

    i found this"""For Daytime Running Lamps there is no Ontario Provincial Law or provision in the HTA.

    There is Federal Law, specifically:
    Motor Vehicle Safety Regulations [Lighting System and Retroreflective Devices (Standard 108)]

    AND

    VEHICLE AND EQUIPMENT STANDARDS [Imported vehicles]
    7(4) A vehicle that is imported into Canada must conform to the standard prescribed for the class of equivalent non-imported vehicle, or made to conform to this standard prior to the presentation for registration under the laws of a province.""

    i had thought that the was a law that they had to be "ON" in the day time ..my mistake

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    “daytime running lamp” “daytime running lamp” means, for the purposes of section 108 of Schedule IV, a lamp used to improve the visibility of a vehicle when the vehicle is viewed from the front in daylight


    How would it improve visibility if its not on?

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    Re: police daytime runnering lights

    Quote Originally Posted by Piratexpress1369a View Post

    i had thought that the was a law that they had to be "ON" in the day time ..my mistake
    LOL no worries, and I think you just explained it exactly as I did a few posts ago..... With links!

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    Re: police daytime runnering lights

    Quote Originally Posted by andy_98jeeptj View Post
    “daytime running lamp” “daytime running lamp” means, for the purposes of section 108 of Schedule IV, a lamp used to improve the visibility of a vehicle when the vehicle is viewed from the front in daylight


    How would it improve visibility if its not on?
    You found a great definition section.

    This is a very good question as well. I would start by contacting your local MPP and suggest to him the need for such legislation. If he feels the same as you, he may put forth a bill to enact legislation to make this an offence under the Highway Traffic Act.

    Unfortunately, I do not have the powers to enact legislation myself.

    I hope this helps!

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    I hope this is "on topic" and relevant enough for this forum...I believe in the text of the Safety Standards Certificate is the requirement for any vehicle 1990+ to have its DRLs functioning at the time of the inspection. I'm also under the impression an officer can issue a ticket to, or in extreme cases remove from the road, any vehicle which is deemed "unsafe". Would it then be correct to say an officer may issue a ticket to a car without two functioning DRLs if it's a 90+ model, knowing that DRLs are a "required" item? I'm hoping I won't get grief (or a ticket) for the DRLs in my truck not working, because they don't work I simply drive with my parking lights on all the time to satisfy the intention.
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    please read rule on this forum

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    Quote Originally Posted by igotafrigginjeep View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by jeeper52 View Post
    The intention isnt satisfied. Those are parking lights and to tell others you are parked while moving is irritating and irresponsible. You then are one of thos people i curse on the road as they have no Idea of what to do. Get your truck fixed!!!
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    To clarify my use of "parking" lights instead of working daytime runners for the SAVE officer, there is some vehicles which actually use the amber "parking" or "position" lights on the front of the vehicle as daytime running lights, instead of the headlights or high beam filament on partial power as some other vehicles do. I feel from in front, no-one would be able to tell the difference and it makes my truck just as visible as these vehicles (or one like mine using its functioning DRLs) and certainly more visible than no lights at all which would be perfectly legal on an earlier than 1990 car. That is my basis for assuming I satisfy the intention of the DRL law, but I am curious if that sort of assumption stands up in the real world.

    If this is more appropriate to be posted as a new thread I would be more than happy to do so (I just thought it was nice to combine it into this thread already on the subject).

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