Q: In Oklahoma what laws say when a cop can use their spotlights??
We have had county laws sit at a 4 way stop every night almost for over 2 months spotlighting every car that comes through that stop. Blinding some drivers.
The provision of Oklahoma law dealing with the use of spot lamps does not apply to law enforcement vehicles.
See Section 12-217 of Title 47. Subsection C states:
"The operator of any motor vehicle:
1. Which has in use a spot lamp shall, upon the approach of another vehicle from any direction within one thousand (1,000) feet, immediately turn said spot lamp off;
2. Shall not use or turn on a spot lamp when approaching or following another motor vehicle within one thousand (1,000) feet; and
3. Shall not use or turn on a spot lamp to cause a vehicle to yield right-of-way or stop.
The provisions of this subsection shall not apply to operators of authorized emergency vehicles."
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