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Nebraska Emergency Vehicle Light State Statutes

nebraska 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-flagTow Trucks, Utility Vehicles, and Wreckers Use Flashing or Rotating Amber Lighting in Nebraska

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.


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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