Emergency and warning lights may be used in North Dakota, if the vehicle follows the state’s statutes. For our North Dakota customers, we have gathered the state’s emergency vehicle light state statutes and links to formal sources, here.
North Dakota Emergency Vehicles Defined
An emergency vehicle is defined in North Dakota’s state statute 39-01-01.2. According to this statute, an emergency vehicle is any class-A fire, Department of Corrections, police, wildlife, or ambulance that is government owned. US or state owned class-A vehicles are also considered as emergency vehicles, as well as class-B and class-C government owned vehicles.
North Dakota Police Use Red and White Lights
In North Dakota, police are allowed to use red and white lights according to state statute 39-10-03.c. This statute states the lights must be combination red/white or flashing red. When using red and white combination lights, the lights must be visible for at least 500 feet. Police in North Dakota are also allowed to use flashing blue lights in addition to any other combination of lights. This emergency light statute also requires police to use a siren when in pursuit.
Fire trucks and ambulances in North Dakota are allowed to use safety strobe lights under state statute 39-21-18.2. Under this statute, the lights must be mounted wide and high and be equipped with a siren or whistle.
Pilot Vehicles in North Dakota Must Use Flashing Amber Lights
The state of North Dakota requires pilot vehicles to use flashing amber lights. The lights must be mounted on each end of the vehicle's roof mounted sign. Alternatively, the vehicle may use one centrally located revolving amber light on the top of the vehicle.
For more information about what lights may be available to you, we suggest calling your State Highway Patrol office at: 701-28-2621
*Please note that these numbers are what we are currently able to find and the numbers may have changed since this listing.