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Nevada Emergency Vehicle Light State Statutes

nevada When buying LED emergency lights for use in Nebraska, it is important to know and recognize Nevada state statutes. To make this a simple process for our customers, we have gathered Nebraska emergency light state statutes below and provided links to the state’s laws.

Nevada Emergency Vehicle Defined by State Statute

Nevada state statute 484A.020 defines emergency vehicles as those driven by sheriffs, firefighters, police, and includes ambulances and funeral procession escort vehicles. Under this state statute, the first responders listed above may deviate from certain traffic laws when emergency vehicle lights are activated. If granted permission by the Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles, some other vehicles may be allowed to use warning lights under this statute.

Nevada Police Use Red Flashing and Steady Blue Emergency Lights

Nevada police are required to use red flashing and steady blue emergency lights according to state statute 484A.480.3. This requirement means police must have at least one red flashing, forward facing light, and a revolving, steady, or flashing blue police light. The blue cop light may be installed on the rear, side, or front of a police vehicle. Under this statute, police are also allowed to use alternating emergency lights, if needed.

Nevada Fire Trucks and Ambulances Must Use at Least 1 Red Flashing Light


The Nevada emergency light state statute mentioned above also covers fire trucks and ambulances in this state. Under this statute, Nevada fire trucks and ambulances are required to use at least 1 red, flashing light. Like police vehicles, fire trucks and ambulances in this state are allowed to use blue lighting in addition to red lights, but only if the blue light faces the rear, side, or front of the rig.

Nevada Utility Truck, Construction Vehicle and Tow Truck Warning Light Requirements

Nevada does not have specific laws regarding the use of warning lights by utility trucks, construction vehicles, and tow trucks. However, under the statute that defines an emergency vehicle, Nevada does allow some vehicles to use warning lighting, if the use of this type of equipment is approved by the Nevada Department of Transportation.

Nevada Requires Pilot Car Drivers to have Amber Light Permit

In the state of Nevada, a pilot car driver must have an amber light permit from the Department of Transportation. When the permit is achieved, drivers can use a revolving or flashing amber light mounted on top of the vehicle near its sign. The light must be visible in daytime hours for at least 500'.

For more information about what lights may be available to you, we suggest calling your State Highway Patrol office at: 775-687-5300

*Please note that these numbers are what we are currently able to find and the numbers may have changed since this listing.

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