Some vehicles and occupations are allowed to use emergency vehicle lighting, in Mississippi. The type and color warning lights that can be used in this state are governed by Mississippi emergency vehicle light state statutes. We have gathered information, with links to more formal sources, about Mississippi emergency light state statutes below.
Mississippi Emergency Vehicle Light Defined by State Statute 63-3-103(d)
Emergency vehicles in Mississippi are regulated by state statute 63-3-103(d). Under this statute, a Mississippi emergency vehicle is any vehicle driven by the fire department, EMS, or police.
Mississippi Police are Required to Use Blue Warning Lights are Law Enforcement Vehicles
Police in Mississippi are required to use blue warning lights on all law enforcement vehicles under state statute 63-7-19 (1). The statute allows the blue cop lights to be rotating, oscillating, or blinking.
Mississippi Ambulances Use Red Emergency Lighting
The same Mississippi statute that governs police lighting also covers lighting used on ambulances in the state. Under the statute, ambulances are required to use red emergency lighting. The statute does allow ambulances to use amber/white lights in combination with red on their rigs. The state statute that applies to ambulances applies to publicly or privately-owned vehicles.
Mississippi fire trucks use red warning lights. Fire trucks are allowed to use rotating, oscillating, or blinking lights.
Mississippi Tow Trucks and Wreckers May Use Amber Lights
The statute listed above also applies to tow trucks and wreckers in the state. Under this statute, Mississippi tow trucks and wreckers are permitted to use amber warning lights. Tow truck drivers and wrecker drivers may use oscillating, blinking, or rotating lights in their vehicles.
The state of Mississippi requires any pilot or escort car to use a flashing or revolving amber light.
For more information about what lights may be available to you, we suggest calling your State Highway Patrol office at: 601-987-1212
*Please note that these numbers are what we are currently able to find and the numbers may have changed since this listing.