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Here. I am a first responder Anti Human rafficking NGO. I

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Hi, ***** ***** here.
I am a first responder for an Anti Human rafficking NGO.
I may sometimes be called out by the police to attend raids/arrests.
Can I use Green Lights (Flashing or otherwise) on my private car ??
Many thanks
Robert
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Traffic Law
Expert:  Jo C. replied 1 year ago.

To what end ?

What would you hope to achieve?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Hi Jo. To get closer to the site, to allow other services to recognize I need to have access to equipment in the car.
I already have first responder signs in the windscreen and on the back door....it's an estate car...Thank you !
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
But that is not a lot of use at night !!
Expert:  Jo C. replied 1 year ago.

So effectively to create the impression that you are an emergency vehicle?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
In a way, but that would involve blue or red lights. This is so other front line services can see you and allow you though at night.
However, I have found I can use Amber/yellow lights as below :-
''***** *****ghts grant no priority in traffic and exist purely to advertise the vehicle's presence. The Regulations specifies several classes of vehicles which may use ***** *****ghts, such as towing, highway maintenance, pilot vehicles escorting an oversize load, and vehicles unable to travel over 25 mph[41] and fitting these lights to other vehicles(such as privately owned or pedestrian) is legal (these beacons are widely fitted to vehicles as wide ranging as security and ambulances)''.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thank you for your time Jo, but I have solved the problem
Expert:  Jo C. replied 1 year ago.

Ok. All the best.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thank you !! We only work on the request of the police service or the NCA
Expert:  Jo C. replied 1 year ago.

Good luck.