Connecticut’s state statute 14-1(5) defines an emergency vehicle as any fire, public service, municipal department ambulance, or police vehicle. The state extends to any vehicle deemed an emergency vehicle by local, state, or federal government.
Connecticut Police and Ambulances Must Use Red Emergency Lights
Under Connecticut state statute 14-96q(b) police are required to use red warning lights. Under this same statute, ambulances are expected to use bright, flashing red lights.
Connecticut Fire Trucks are Required to Use Revolving White or White Flashing Lights
While not actually an emergency vehicle, tow trucks and wreckers are permitted to use warning lights under Connecticut state statute 14-96q(C)(4)(A) This statute allows tow truck and wrecker drivers within Connecticut’s borders to use yellow/amber warning lights on all service vehicles.
Pilot vehicles, according to the Connecticut Department of Transportation, are also permitted to use amber lighting. The yellow warning lights must be top mounted flashing units that can be seen at distances of up to 1000'.
For more information about what lights may be available to you, we suggest calling your State Highway Patrol office at: 860-534-1000
*Please note that these numbers are what we are currently able to find and the numbers may have changed since this listing.
Disclaimer: The emergency vehicle light state statute guide was created by Extreme Tactical Dynamics as a guide and reference. We make no claim to the accuracy or validity of this guide. This guide was written to the best of our knowledge and has been provided to our customers as a courtesy ONLY! The information in this guide is our interpretation of the law as we have read it. We cannot be held responsible for any errors as this is only our interpretation of the law and the laws are constantly changing. We cannot be held liable or responsible for any errors and recommend that our customers refer to their local authorities to confirm the particular statue that governs their use of emergency vehicle lights.