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Indiana Emergency Vehicle Light State Statutes

indiana Indiana emergency vehicle light state statutes only allow certain vehicles to use emergency vehicle lights; including dash lights. To make it easy for customers in Indiana to choose the right warning lights for their vehicle, we have gathered Indiana state statutes with links to formal sources.

Indiana Emergency Vehicle Defined by State Statute 9-13-2-6

An emergency vehicle is defined under Indiana state statute 9-13-2-6. Under this statute, an emergency vehicle is any vehicle used by police or fire departments. This statute extends to the state’s Department of Transportation and ambulances.

Indiana Police Use Red and Blue Warning Lights

Police in Indiana are allowed to use red and blue warning lights under state statute 9-19-14-5. This statute requires police to use at least two signal lamps. One signal lamp must emit a blue beam, and the other signal lamp must emit a red beam. The red signal lamp must be mounted over the driver’s side of an Indiana police vehicle, and the blue signal lamp must be mounted over the passenger side of the police vehicle. The statute goes on to require that police lights in Indiana must be visible for least 180-degrees and must be mounted high and wide.

indiana-state-flagIndiana Ambulances can Use Red or Split Combination Red/White Lights

Ambulances in Indiana are allowed to use solid red warning lights, or split combination red white emergency lights according to state statute 9-19-14-2. The statute allows ambulance light installers to mount these flashing, rotating, or oscillating devices anywhere, as long as they are visible for at least 180-degrees.

Indiana requires all pilot vehicles to use a top mounted amber warning light.

For more information about what lights may be available to you, we suggest calling your State Highway Patrol office at: 317-232-8248

*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.

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