SIGNS, SIGNALS AND MARKINGS
49-811. Use of optical strobe light devices. (1) As used in this section "optical strobe light device" shall mean a strobe light device which emits an optical signal at a specific frequency to a traffic control signal enabling police or emergency vehicles to obtain the right-of-way at intersections or enabling transportation department, city, county or highway district maintenance vehicles to perform maintenance tests on traffic control signals.
(2) A person shall be guilty of a misdemeanor if the person uses an optical strobe light device on the highways of this state unless the person is operating or riding in an authorized emergency vehicle, as defined in section 49-123, Idaho Code, or is operating or riding in a transportation department, city, county or highway district maintenance vehicle and the person is on official emergency duty while operating or riding in the vehicle.
(3) A person found guilty of violating subsection (2) of this section shall be sentenced by imprisonment of not greater than six (6) months, by a fine not in excess of one thousand dollars ($1,000), or by both such fine and imprisonment.
[49-811, added 2004, ch. 170, sec. 1, p. 549; am. 2014, ch. 38, sec. 17, p. 86.]