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Alaska Emergency Vehicle Light State Statutes

alaska Alaska state statutes 13 AAC 04.090  and statute 13 AAC 04.095 provide detailed explanations regarding who can and cannot use emergency vehicle lights and the color lights that are permissible within their state boundaries.

Alaska Vehicles Permitted to Use Emergency Vehicle Lights

Alaska emergency vehicle light state statutes allow the following types of emergency vehicles to use warning lights on public roads.

Red and White Rotating Emergency Lights in Alaska

Alaska state statute 13 AAC 04.090 allows a variety of first responders to use red and white rotating lights including:

  • Police
  • Paramedics/EMTs
  • Firefighters

This state statute requires that red warning lights must be visible from the rear and front of a vehicle. When activated this light must be able to be seen for at least 500 feet. If needed, a subsequent or 2nd warning light may be installed.

Some Sectors in Alaska May Use Yellow Warning Lighting

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Alaska state statute 13 AAC 04.095 defines which vehicles can use hazard and cautionary lights on public roads. This statute requires the vehicles listed below use yellow/amber warning lights.

  • Construction company vehicles
  • Road crew trucks and vans
  • Utility vehicles
  • Tow trucks
  • Snow plows
  • Buses, trucks, trailers and tractor trailers over 80” wide and 30’ long

This statute also requires any road crew or utility vehicle that is working within 8’ of a roadway to use amber/yellow caution lights. Caution or warning lights must be used by these vehicles to warn drivers and pedestrians of a potential traffic issue on the road.

For more information about what lights may be available to you, we suggest calling your State Highway Patrol office at: (907) 465-4308

*Please note that these numbers are what we are currently able to find and the numbers may have changed since this listing.