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Kentucky Emergency Vehicle Light State Statutes

kentucky Kentucky emergency vehicle light state statutes define who can and can’t use warning lights and sirens and what constitutes an emergency vehicle. To make it easy for customers in Kentucky to purchase the right lights and equipment for their emergency vehicles and POVs, we have gathered Kentucky state statutes that pertain to emergency vehicle lights.

Kentucky Emergency Vehicle Defined by State Statute

An emergency vehicle in Kentucky is defined by state statute 189.910. Under this state statute, police, rescue, Department of Corrections, private or public EMS, coroner, and volunteer firefighter vehicles are considered emergency vehicles.

Kentucky Police Use Blue and Red Split Combination Lights

kentucky-state-flagPolice in Kentucky are required to use blue and red split combination lights under state statute 189.920(2)(3) . This statute allows police to use rotating, flashing, or oscillating blue/red lighting, but requires police lights be seen for at least 500 feet.

Kentucky Fire Trucks and Ambulances are Required to Use Red Warning Lights

Fire trucks and ambulances in Kentucky may use red flashing, rotating, or oscillating lights under state statute 189.920(1). As with police vehicles, fire trucks and ambulances must use red lights that can be seen for at least 500 feet.

Kentucky Pilot Cars Must Have Amber Rooftop Lights

Regulations in Kentucky require pilot cars to use a rotating or strobe amber vehicle light. The warning lighting must be installed on the rooftop of a vehicle.

For more information about what lights may be available to you, we suggest calling your State Highway Patrol office at: 502-782-1800

*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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