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Article - Transportation




§22–218.2.

    (a)    One or more amber flashing lights may be displayed:

        (1)    By a tow truck while at the scene of an accident or a disabled vehicle or while towing a vehicle; and

        (2)    By snow removal and other highway maintenance and service equipment and escort vehicles.

    (b)    (1)    Subject to paragraph (2) of this subsection, a participant in a citizens on patrol group or other community watch group may display on a vehicle while on patrol in the community one or more amber flashing lights.

        (2)    An amber flashing light:

            (i)    May only be displayed if allowed by a law enforcement agency designated by the governing body of the applicable county or municipal corporation; and

            (ii)    Shall be extinguished at the request of a uniformed law enforcement officer.

        (3)    The law enforcement agency may require that a sign meeting specifications set by the agency appear on the vehicle that identifies the group conducting the patrol while the amber flashing light is displayed.

    (c)    (1)    A security guard agency licensed under Title 19 of the Business Occupations and Professions Article may equip its vehicles with one or more amber flashing lights.

        (2)    A person operating a vehicle equipped with amber flashing lights under this subsection may activate the lights only while on duty on property that the agency is responsible for patrolling.



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