Aren’t flashing blue lights only for emergencies?
I noticed so many times on the road that traffic police have their emergency light flashing, whilst they just cruise along the highway or internal roads. Why is this? Especially at night it is distracting, and its difficult to evaluate if indeed the police have an emergency, or are just cruising along. I know from my home country in Europe, emergency lights can only be used after approval from HQ, or according to very specific defined protocols. This is not only done to avoid misuse, but also to avoid that general public starts ignoring emergency vehicles as they may assume there is no real emergency going on. I am quiet puzzled why there is such extensive use of emergency lights when they clearly are not in a hurry. Ed B