Oklahoma allows certain vehicles to use emergency or warning lights when the car or truck meets certain requirements. For our Oklahoma customers, we have gathered emergency vehicle light state statutes, including the definition of an emergency vehicle, and links to formal sources.
Oklahoma Emergency Vehicle Defined
Oklahoma emergency vehicles are defined by statute 47-1-103. Under this statute, cars and trucks driven by police, fire, or ambulances are defined as emergency vehicles. This statute extends to include US Marshalls, FBI, National Guard, and emergency management vehicles.
Oklahoma Police Use Red or Blue Warning Lighting
In Oklahoma, police are allowed to use red or blue emergency lights under state statute 47-11-106(c). Under the statute, Oklahoma police can use any combination of red or blue lights. But, any combination of warning lights on an OK police vehicle must be visible at 500 feet. In an emergency, police in this state are not required to use flashing, alternate lights.
Oklahoma Ambulances and Fire Trucks Use Blue, Red, or Combo Blue/Red Lights
Oklahoma ambulances and fire trucks are permitted to use blue, red, or combination blue/red lights according to state statute 41-12-218(a). The statute allows drivers of these emergency vehicles to use any combination they desire, but does require that the lighting is visible by at least 500 feet.
Oklahoma Tow Trucks and Wreckers May Use Red, Blue or Amber Lighting
Oklahoma tow trucks and wreckers are necessarily emergency vehicles, but are allowed to use amber warning lights under state statute 12-218.1. This Oklahoma state statute also allows Class AA wreckers and other vehicles to use blue, red, or combination blue/red lights. Whether a Class AA wreckers uses red, blue, or amber lights, the warning lights must be visible for at least 500 feet.
Oklahoma Pilot Vehicles Use Amber Lights
The Oklahoma Department of Transportation requires pilot vehicles to use rotating or flashing amber beacon lights. The amber warning light must be mounted on the top of the vehicle. The light must also be seen at 1000' feet and be at least 10" in diameter and 8" high.
For more information about what lights may be available to you, we suggest calling your State Highway Patrol office at: 405-521-6040
*Please note that these numbers are what we are currently able to find and the numbers may have changed since this listing.