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Old 14 August 2009, 16:14   #41
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Go on... enlighten me... who issues a "blue light licence"... and who needs one?
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i dident think you needed one as at one time anyone could drive with a blue light ,its only the authoritys that send people out on blue light DRIVING training courses so that it covers them in case of accident .

These days t's illegal to drive on blues without one - I use mine for the Fire Engine and our medic response van. Also when in Gosport for the landrover or tractor.

Got one for my boat as well - some events we have to use them - livens up the river
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Old 14 August 2009, 16:44   #42
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"There is no authority that issues permission to use blue, green or amber lights on your vehicle. You must just follow the law."

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I'm sure if you look into the law though your not allowed to display a blue light, only certain vehicles are.
The only coloured lights allowed on a "normal" car are red, white and amber.
You can also get done for impersonating a Police car.
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Old 14 August 2009, 20:31   #45
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I'm sure if you look into the law though your not allowed to display a blue light, only certain vehicles are.
The only coloured lights allowed on a "normal" car are red, white and amber.
You can also get done for impersonating a Police car.
What about green if you are a doc ??????
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i know the law changed a few years back stating that only fixed blue flashing lights can now be fitted and not the magnetic ones ,and flashing blue can now only be used on an actual dedicated emergency vehicle ,,some local plod and fire has had to have the blue lights removed and amber lights fitted to there non emergency vans, eg /checking fire hydrants and community coppers, its also illegal to drive with flashing amber lights even when towing or on the back of a recovery truck unless its very slow or very large .,,wonder how many r.n.l.i tractor drivers have a blue light licence ..i know some lifeboat crews in busy towns wanted to use blue/green flashing lights on their cars as some aux fire do when on a shout but it was frowned upon rnli .
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wonder how many r.n.l.i tractor drivers have a blue light licence .
there is no such thing, individual organisations may have their own training programmes that they insist upon (and they may or may not then recognise each others training) - you might get a "certificate" but there is no "license" nor is their a legal requirement for such a thing.
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there is no such thing, individual organisations may have their own training programmes that they insist upon (and they may or may not then recognise each others training) - you might get a "certificate" but there is no "license" nor is their a legal requirement for such a thing.
yep thats what i thought ,,,,,like the local firestation used to put their drivers through a h.g.v test ,,even though its not needed as a fire engine is an emergency vehicle and not a goods vehicle .,,,though they said they might have to move a truck at sometime ...though really it was another way of getting another job on the side .
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You have an rya powerboat 2 this will convert int an International Certificate of Competence ICC which is cool for France, the poerboat 2 can be converted by the rya for a cost of 35:00 or fre f you are a member. There iare details on the RYA website.
I have one of these and tried to use it to hire a rib in france. I might as well have passed the owner a beer mat with my photograph stuck to it for all the good it did me.
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yep thats what i thought ,,,,,like the local firestation used to put their drivers through a h.g.v test ,,even though its not needed as a fire engine is an emergency vehicle and not a goods vehicle .,,,though they said they might have to move a truck at sometime ...though really it was another way of getting another job on the side .
But without the LGV you can't take it out to get fuel. As it's only an emergency vehicle when it's under blue light conditions.

Otherwise it's just a 12 ton red lorry

EFAD - Emergency Fire Apliance Driver is the qualification held by drivers.
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