Nothing says “official” like a blinking light

Update by Chris Tropea to the Nissan Frontier Desert Runner project car
Aug 31, 2023 | Nissan, Frontier, Nissan Frontier

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Nothing says that you’re authorized to do something like a blinky light and a safety vest.

We found a magnetic blinky light on Amazon that looked solid and had good reviews. The price was about $20.

It comes with a 16-foot cord and, according to the listing, is also suitable for forklifts, golf carts and UTVs. We ordered one for our Nissan Frontier camera truck.

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Mrs Frog has one on her golf cart.  Flashes 38 different patterns of yellow and white light.   She doesn't want to get run over when shes out scoping deer in the neighborhood.  laugh

I have used it sometimes at night on the roof of the Outlaw Bug.   Lately i have thought i might need it on the roof of the GR86 when I go into the city of jacked-up trucks.

camopaint0707 Reader
8/31/23 12:01 p.m.

We once had an issue and had to back out a trailer onto a fairly busy road.  I put on a hard hat and yellow safety vest, setup two cones and directed traffic so we could back out safely.  All while holding my beer.

Keith Tanner
Keith Tanner GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
8/31/23 12:09 p.m.

The reason it looks official is because it identifies a service vehicle. Run that thing in Colorado without DOT authorization and you'll get a class B ticket.

msterbeau Reader
8/31/23 1:37 p.m.

Bee-do!! Bee-do!! Bee-do!!

msterbeau Reader
8/31/23 1:38 p.m.

In reply to camopaint0707 :

The beer makes it official.  

buzzboy SuperDork
8/31/23 1:56 p.m.

I used to love that about surveying. Flashing light, vest and reflective hat meant I could go ANYWHERE

preach GRM+ Memberand UltraDork
8/31/23 4:01 p.m.

I am not saying this is right by any means. /disclaimer

Up here all the private plow trucks have a amber light going for the most part. They also tend to plow with a partial 12 pack in the truck. You will never see one pulled over unless they end up in a ditch, but you'll probably find some empties when the leaving piles melt.

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
8/31/23 4:43 p.m.

So far, the FIRM’s crew hasn’t cited Chris. 

Keith Tanner
Keith Tanner GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
8/31/23 4:45 p.m.

In reply to David S. Wallens :

If you're just operating it on private property, no worries. 

ChrisTropea Associate Editor
8/31/23 5:00 p.m.

We only run the blinky light when at the track or if we are on one of our Classic Motorsports Road Tours pulled over on the side of the road for some extra visibility. 

Also slapping it on the roof through the window makes me feel like I am about to be part of the Beastie Boys Sabotage music video. 

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