Sir, I stopped you for speeding--
ACTUALLY OFFICER, THAT SIGN IS MORE OF A SUGGESTION
Sir, no it's not--
YES IT IS. WHAT IS YOUR NAME AND BADGE NUMBER? AM I BEING DETAINED? AM I BEING DETAINED? AM I BEING DETAINED?
In all seriousness, it's just a law that isn't really enforced by anybody other than higher up state admin. Which is why big depts comply but little depts usually don't. It's generally up to the installer to "enforce" it.
Actually the blue/white (VFF) and green (volunteer EMS, white is not permitted, one green light view-able from 360 degrees) are no longer courtesy lights. Our governor passed a law a couple years ago making it that you have to pull over for them.
Actually that law is more of a suggestion, as a lot of departments will use forward red and blue lighting, and departments that do use forward r/b is usually out of tradition or because they are run by the state government like NYPD and NYSP but essentially it is up to the chief. FDs and Ambos have free reign over that though especially the FDNY will run forward blues a lot, and so will private or public ambulance companies. But yeah what you said is why Buffalo uses that r/w lighting.
Sorry if that sounded hostile lol, just didnt want any misconceptions :)
New York State Law prohibits the use forward facing red and blue lights, red and white only for official emergency vehicles, blue/white or green/white lights are strictly for use in volunteer POV's for use as courtesy lights, however for rear facing lights, anything goes hahah.
But on another note, being from the Buffalo area, these look amazing!!! I cannot wait to have them in-game, I hope there's a charger to accompany them???