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FL - Broward Co. Sheriff

Thanks to Tom Sheridan

Taken: July 30, 2004
Uploaded: August 12, 2004
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  • (Anonymously) (Private)
    11 years 1 month ago
    The point of the thing, to answer another poster, is to make sure people see you sitting in the left lane of traffic at an accident scene or a disabled vehicle on the highway and they don't slam into the back of your RMP. It may not be for every where but for here in NY it works for us since we have busy highways and here people don't move away from your RMP until they are right next to it so they are helpful. Our Highway unit also doesn't need stealth because we have enough horrible drivers on our roads that wouldn't notice you if you had every light on your car turned on. Its not all about looks my friends, i like going home at the end of tour.
  • etg (Private)
    11 years 1 month ago
    first off, no, that's not the led model. the led model looks different. the pods that contain the led's don't look like the halogen lights you see on this particular model. all of these models can be seen at mcdermottlight.com.

    second, it doesn't have to be stealth looking when it's folded down. in case you can't tell, this set of lights is used in conjunction with a federal signal vision/vector lightbar. the vision family of lightbars isn't known for its stealth. the mcdermott lightbar tucks behind the vector, and is virtually unseen from the front until it's deployed.

    and yeah, this car isn't deployed to airports to help with landing aircraft. airports have plenty of lights that have to be in constant operation to meet federal guidelines. this car does not assist with helicopter landings.

    these lights are used to give long range notification of traffic problems that may be dangerous to traffic coming up to the accident site. they're also used to warn traffic of obstructions in the road, as well.

    in the end, it really doesn't matter what it "looks" like. that's all a matter of opinion. this is just like the arguments of what graphics look good, or which ones don't look good. everyone has an opinion on the matter. i'm sure none of you would care what a police car looked like, or if it has the mcdermott high rise bar on it if it was coming to get you out of a jam.
  • Ty (Private)
    11 years 1 month ago
    whelen makes one that looks better and has more lights on it and they are regular light bars
  • (Anonymously) (Private)
    11 years 7 months ago
    But I bet it isn't very stealth for looking for speeders when it is folded down...other than that it is a pretty good idea.
  • JOETEX (Private)
    11 years 8 months ago
    HMMM... I THOUGHT THOSE HIGHWAY UNITS WERE USED NEAR AIR PORTS OR SOME WHERE WHERE GUILDING LIGHTS ARE NEEDED LIKE A HELICOPTER LANDING ZONE.....HERE IN SOUTH TEXAS ITS NOT USED I GUESS CAUSE ITS OF NO GOOD VALUE TO THE RURAL HIGHWAYS
  • (Anonymously) (Private)
    11 years 9 months ago
    everyone that is saying bad things about the car GET A LIFE!!!
  • Dan (Private)
    11 years 10 months ago
    The company that makes it is "McDermott". They've been around since the sixties.
  • PTR-Jason United States (Private)
    11 years 10 months ago
    It dosen't matter if it looks stupid, it is designed for the safety of the officer in mind. If it is drawing this much attention on a website, imangine what it looks like in person, it gets noticed. It should also be noted that the bar DOES NOT stay up like that while in motion, it is motorized so the arsm fold down, see the next photo of this unit.

    The unit is on is not a normal city patrol unit. It is a BCSO Highway Patrol/Division unit, where they want to be seen with cars doing 80-90MPH, not 30-55 on a city street.

    To help you better understand here is somthing that was taken from the NYPD Highway Patrol's Site:

    "The Highway Patrol vehicle roster is primarily made up of Ford Crown Victorias or Chevrolet Impalas, but also includes two marked Ford Mustangs which were seized from drag racers and are used for routine patrol and special escorts. They are not termed as "cruisers" but rather as Radio Motor Patrol units (RMPs). Highway Patrol vehicles differ from more typical NYPD vehicles in that they feature a larger and more complex moveable light bar on the roof of their vehicles to promote greater visibility on highways as well as to warn oncoming vehicles of the prescence of danger or an obstruction. Highway Patrol RMPs are additionally enforced with push bumpers to enable officers to push disabled vehicles off or out of a highway lane in order to smooth traffic flow. A Highway Patrol RMP is also distinguished from other NYPD automobiles by its "HWY" designation on the rear of the car followed by its command unit number; additional Highway Patrol stenciling may also be present across the front windshield."

    " The New York City Police Department, including the Highway Patrol, generally refers to its cars as Radio Motor Patrol units, or "RMP's" for short. The Highway Patrol's RMP's include both marked and unmarked sedans. Most of the marked RMP's are either Chevrolet Caprices or Ford Crown Victorias equipped with high-performance engines, special suspensions, and overhead movable light bar called "High Risers." High Risers are used to provide greater safety for officers and motorists at the scenes of accidents or other conditions which may obstruct traffic; by raising the light bars, the officer can make approaching motorists aware of the obstruction in sufficient time to take the necessary evasive action. Highway Patrol RMP's are also equipped with push bumpers to enable officers to push disabled vehicles off the road and out of the flow of traffic. Each Highway unit is also assigned unmarked RMP's which are used for enforcing speed laws."

    On a lighter note, here is a LEGO NYPD unit with the High-Riser bar on it.

  • (Anonymously) (Private)
    11 years 10 months ago
    Those light bars are great. When stopped on the side of a freeway, the more light and the more visablity, the better. The higher the light source the further away the average driver will see the Cruiser, and hopefully make some room or SLOW DOWN
  • (Anonymously) (Private)
    11 years 10 months ago
    What company makes this awful looking product?
  • hulloh (Private)
    11 years 10 months ago
    This is stupid. There's gotta be a better way to realize such a concept.
  • Ferris Bueller (Private)
    11 years 10 months ago
    well, if you've never seen one in Tex ass, then it must not be real...
  • Phil Dorsett (Private)
    11 years 10 months ago
    That's ridiculous. Never seen one of those here in Texas.
  • PTR-Jason United States (Private)
    11 years 10 months ago
    Is a Hi-Riser bar, mostly used in high traffic areas, it will aleart a driver sooner as they will see the lightes over the other vehciles in traffic that having a big SUV in front of you change lanes, and next thing you know your lane is blocked.

    NYPD has them on almost all of their Highway Patrol units. It look like this one is the newer LED version, and it is also on an 06 CVPI (hubcaps)
  • Phil Dorsett (Private)
    11 years 10 months ago
    What the heck is the point of that thing??