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State police testing new vertical emergency lights

New York state police are testing new lights on law enforcement vehicles intended to give drives a heads up that an emergency is ahead.

Posted: Dec 13, 2019 5:37 PM
Updated: Dec 13, 2019 5:49 PM

UTICA, N.Y. – New York state police are testing new lights on law enforcement vehicles intended to give drivers a heads-up that an emergency is ahead.

The lights on top of the police vehicles flash horizontally and vertically, in an effort to make them more noticeable.

"Certainly we'll do the study, see how, if accidents are reduced, with law enforcement, specifically troopers throughout the state, and hopefully we'll get most of these cars equipped with it to give motorists a little bit more of a head's up that there's a problem on the road ahead," said Trooper Mark O’Donnell.

New York implemented the Move Over Law in 2011 in an effort to ensure driver safety when emergency vehicles are traveling on the roads. 

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