Q: I have a question regarding the the 2021 Florida Statutes, section 316.2397(3) pertaining to security vehicles.
Can marked security vehicles drive on public roads with their security light bar on to go from one location to another inside of a community. In other words, from one park to another inside the same community? One of my officers was stopped in the patrol vehicle and told they could not have the lights on when driving on a public road to get from one park to another. To me, the statutes clearly imply they have the right to do so while performing their duties. My confusion is regarding the word, public.
A: The sub-section you cite seems to contain your answer. "... Vehicles owned or leased by private security agencies may show or display green and amber lights, with either color being no greater than 50 percent of the lights displayed, while the security personnel are engaged in security duties on private or public property." What part of this sentence don't you understand?
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