Kansas emergency vehicle light state statutes dictate what sectors can and cannot use warning lights on publicly and privately-owned vehicles. To make it easy for customers in Kansas to purchase the proper lights and sirens, we have collected Kansas state statutes that govern this type of equipment.
Kansas Emergency Vehicles Defined
Kansas state statute 8-1506 defines any public or privately-owned vehicle an emergency vehicle when that vehicle is responding to an emergency call. The statute includes vehicles driven by those that are responding to a fire, or a vehicle being used to pursuit a suspect or law violator.
Kansas State Statute 8-1720 Dictates Emergency Light Choices for Police, EMS, and Fire Vehicles
Kansas does not have as strict rules about emergency lighting as other states in the US. Kansas state statute 8-1720 applies to EMS, police, and fire vehicles. The language of the statute also allows officials to deem other vehicles emergency vehicles. The statute also gives generic guidelines for emergency light usage by these sectors. According to this statute, emergency vehicles in Kansas must have red, widely spaced flashing lights that alternate on the front of their vehicle. On the back of a Kansas emergency vehicle, there must also be two red alternately flashing lights. Additionally, Kansas first responders can opt to add a split combination white/red or red/blue light to the rear of their vehicle. The only exception to the statute is for police. Police in Kansas do not have to alternately flashing emergency lights of any kind.
Amber Warning Lights for Kansas Pilot Vehicles
Kansas requires pilot vehicles to use 2 amber lights. The lights must be flashing and at least 6". Alternatively, escort cars can use a rotating or oscillating amber light on the top of a vehicle, if it is visible for at least 1000'.
For more information about what lights may be available to you, we suggest calling your State Highway Patrol office at: 785-296-3102
*Please note that these numbers are what we are currently able to find and the numbers may have changed since this listing.