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New Hampshire Emergency Vehicle Light State Statutes

new-hampshire New Hampshire defines emergency vehicle lights and who may use them in their boundaries by state statutes. Since the improper use of lights and sirens is punishable by law in New Hampshire, it is important for buyers to know and understand the laws governing this type of equipment. As a courtesy to our customers, we have gathered New Hampshire emergency vehicle light state statutes and added formal links to more sources here.

New Hampshire Emergency Vehicle Lights Defined by State Statute 259.28

New Hampshire has a simple definition of emergency vehicle lights according to state statute 259.28. According to this statute, a Nebraska emergency vehicle is any vehicle driven by firefighters, EMS, or police officers.

New Hampshire Police Must Use Blue Lighting

New Hampshire emergency vehicle light state statute 266:78-b requires law enforcers in the state to use blue police lighting. New Hampshire police are also allowed to use red lighting and can use light bars that use yellow/amber directional arrows or lights.

Fire Trucks and Ambulances in New Hampshire Use Red Lights

Fire trucks and ambulances in Nebraska must use red lights according to state statute 266:78-c. Any New Hampshire fire truck or ambulance that is equipped with a light bar is also allowed to use yellow/amber lights or arrow boards.

new-hampshire-state-flagWarning, Caution, or Utility Trucks in New Hampshire May be Permitted to Use Red Lighting

The New Hampshire state statute that governs the use of lights required by fire trucks and ambulances also applies to warning, caution, and utility trucks in the state. However, unlike ambulances and fire trucks, warning, caution, or utility trucks are not permitted to use yellow/amber lights, or yellow/amber arrow boards.

Pilot car drivers are permitted to use top mounted amber lights when escorting heavy haulers in the state.

For more information about what lights may be available to you, we suggest calling your State Highway Patrol office at: 603-271-3575

*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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