Hey the nice officers at pismo informed me my red whips are illegal due to the color is for emergency vehicles only????? Red or blue are illegal... anyone have info??
From the owner of Livewire ................
I thought I would call the ranger station in pismo to see what their take on red and blue whips were. When I started looking for the number, I came across the phone #'s to the State headquarters Off-Hiway Motor Vehicles Recreation Division.
Told the nice lady that answered the phone I was Mark with Livewire Whips and needed to get some answers about red and blue led whips. ie: are they legal at state run riding areas?
She transfered me to a gentelman named John. I gave him the run down about the incident at Ocotillo and Pismo over the 4th.
He stated to me their stance is basically the same as the BLM, Do not put lights on your vehicle that would appear to impersonate a law enforcement vehicle.
He knew that red and blue were our biggest sellers and said they have recieved several calls from people wanting to make it mandatory to run a lighted whip at night. He said "you cant see a flag at night"
In his opinion it would "Really" be a strech to use a red or blue whip as probable cause to pull somebody over.
He stated there are NO shortage of reasons to pull somebody over. Can easily stop you just to see if your green sticker is current.
He also said they have a conference call every month with the directors of each state run riding area. He said he would make a note and relay that info to the directors.
My take was he would inform them to inform their staff a red or blue whip should NOT give them probable cause to pull you over.
My take: We have sold hundred's of red and blue whips as well as several other vendors and I have not heard of 1 citation being issued yet? Have you?