Ripon 2005 - Volume 2

Photographs from the 2005 Ripon-Menlo Park Police Emergency Vehicle Show in Ripon, CA. Photos by Dave Arnold

  • Joe A (Private)
    10 years 8 months ago
    542 4244
    I think in the days before portable radios, this was an alert light to tell that you missed a radio call.
  • JW (Private)
    10 years 8 months ago
    542 4244
    Anybody have any info on what the small red light by the shotgun rack was for?
  • William (Private)
    12 years 3 months ago
    541 4126
    I agree, theres a kid here that has a old chevy police impala here and has them spinner wheels on it, i laugh every time i see it. its like a big tonka toy lol. I beleive this may have been a unmarked at one time but then bought buy a high schooler or college guy and "pimped out" lol. is that a tear iun the FCV's eye? lol well, if it was a dare car with cool graphics then i guess it would be cool.
  • William (Private)
    12 years 3 months ago
    543 4373
    I do not recall but at one time they did not have the motto at all. It was added in later and even then some cars did not have it.
  • C Flath Premium user United States (Private)
    12 years 3 months ago
    540 4053
    The logic is/was that you always had a forward facing warning light visible at all times. If you just had a revolving beacon or flasher, there is a moment where there is no warning light facing forward.

    I didn't say it was great logic, but that's why they require it.
  • JD (Private)
    12 years 3 months ago
    540 4053
    Does anyone know why the steady burn red light is still required by California law today? Was it first started to cut through the fog, or is it just because of the low technology in emergency lighting way back when?
  • (Anonymously) (Private)
    12 years 3 months ago
    543 4373
    Where is the "to protect and to serve" motto?
  • (Anonymously) (Private)
    12 years 3 months ago
    541 4121
    A former CHP car I'll bet.
  • (Anonymously) (Private)
    12 years 3 months ago
    541 4126
    why would u do this to a crown vic?