In Nebraska, only certain vehicles are allowed to use warning lights. Sectors that are allowed to use emergency lighting and what color lights may be used are defined by state’s statutes. In order to help customers understand Nebraska emergency light laws, we have gathered pertinent information and links to the state’s Administrative Code here.
Nebraska Emergency Vehicles Defined by State Statute 60-610
Nebraska state statute 60-610 defines emergency vehicles as any vehicle publicly owned by police, EMS, or fire departments. Some other vehicles may also be designated emergency vehicles in Nebraska if they are given permission by the Department of Motor Vehicles in the states. Warning light provisions are also extended to military vehicles traveling in the state’s boundaries and funeral escort vehicles.
Nebraska Police, EMS, and Fire Departments are Allowed to Use Solid Red or Split Combination Red/White Emergency Lights
Under Nebraska state statute 61-6,231 police, EMS, and fire departments are allowed to use solid red or split combination red/white emergency lights. The statute allows these first responder vehicles to use either rotating or flashing red lights. Some first responder departments mentioned above can also use blue lighting in conjunction with solid red or split combination red/white lights.
Nebraska state statute 60-6, 232 allows a variety of vehicles including tow trucks, utility vehicles, construction company vehicles, and wreckers to use flashing or rotating amber lighting.
For more information about what lights may be available to you, we suggest calling your State Highway Patrol office at: 402-471-4545
*Please note that these numbers are what we are currently able to find and the numbers may have changed since this listing.