Emergency vehicle 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.
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.