Posted ByEdward146 on October 20, 2002 at 15:02:44:
In Reply to: what's the device on the fire trucks that makes the traffic light green? posted byV8 on July 25, 2002 at 01:34:05:
: I'm looking for the device on the roof of the fire trucks that sends a signal to the little reciver on the top of the traffic light and makes it green. I know it sounds crazy, but I just can't afford to pay for any more stop light ticket.
The device is called an Opticon. It is restricted to emergency vehicle use only. And as others have posted, all states prohibit its use by private persons. A violation of this statute is very costly, not to mention if you piss off a police officer at the wrong time and place (for you) it could result in a "tuneup" and I'm not talking about your car. It is a much better practice to stop for red semaphores, to slow and prepare to stop if you're facing a yellow semaphore. Realize of course, if you operate a motor vehicle in a negligent manner and kill someone you will spend a portion of your life in prison. Is it really worth it?