Saturday, November 15, 2008

New Federal First Responder Visibility Standard takes Effect Nov. 24th, 2008

23 CFR 634
The New Visibility Standard will go into effect beginning November 24th, 2008 and will apply to all Fire, Rescue, EMS, as well as Law Enforcement Officers. There is an exception for law enforcement officers working in potentially adversarial or confrontational roles. This Visibility Standard does not apply to traffic stops and searches. Officers are still required under 23 CFR 634 to wear high-visibility clothing during other times, such as "directing traffic, investigating crashes, and handling lane closures, obstructed roadways, and disasters within the right-of-way of a Federal-aid highway."

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