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SECTION 396
Use of state and other seals and insignia on private vehicles prohibited
Vehicle & Traffic (VAT) CHAPTER 71, TITLE 3, ARTICLE 12
§ 396. Use of state and other seals and insignia on private vehicles
prohibited. 1. A person who shall use any seal, device of arms, sign,
lettering or insignia of the United States, or of this state or
political subdivision thereof, on any vehicle not owned or used by the
United States, this state or by such political subdivision thereof,
which such seal, device of arms, sign, lettering or insignia represents,
is guilty of a traffic infraction.

2. A person who shall use or display the words "Police Department,"
"Police" or any sign, lettering or device with the letters "P.D.," or
any other matter indicating ownership, possession or use by a police
department, on any motor vehicle or motor cycle not used by a duly
organized police department within this state and not actually operated
or used by a member or an employee of a duly organized police department
on any public highway, is guilty of a traffic infraction.

3. A person who shall use or display the words "Fire Department,"
"Fire" or any sign, lettering or device with the letters "F.D.N.Y.," or
any other matter indicating ownership, possession or use by a fire
department, on any motor vehicle or motor cycle not used by a duly
organized fire department within this state and not actually operated or
used by a member or an employee of a duly organized fire department on
any public highway, is guilty of a traffic infraction.