HAWAII COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT
TRAFFIC SERVICES SECTION
SERGEANT RANDY K. APELE
FEBRUARY 28, 2001
Big Island police are cautioning motorists about a recent increase in the number of violations of regulations prohibiting the display of blue lights on non-emergency vehicles.
State law prohibits persons from knowingly placing or displaying on a non-emergency motor vehicle any lamp, reflector or illumination device that appears to be blue in color. Operating a non-emergency vehicle with any of the blue devices is also illegal.
“We have seen an increase in the installation of blue head lamps and lenses on vehicle headlights,” said Officer Christopher Gali of the Traffic Enforcement Unit. “These items can be purchased at automotive stores islandwide, but their use on unauthorized vehicles is illegal.”
Violators of the law are subject to a fine of up to $1,000 or imprisonment for up to one year, or both.
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