Vermont's emergency vehicle light state statutes allow some vehicles to use warning lights. For this lighting to be used properly, the vehicle being outfitted with gear must fall under administrative law in the state. To make understanding and accessing emergency light state statutes in Vermont easier, we have gathered information and links to formal laws.
Emergency Vehicle Light State Statutes
An emergency vehicle in Vermont is defined by administrative code 23 VSA-4(1) . Vermont administrative code describes an emergency vehicle as a vehicle driven by the fire or police department. The law also extends to ambulances. Some special vehicles may be deemed emergency vehicles either temporarily or permanently under this state statute.
Vermont Police Use Combo Blue/White or Blue Emergency Lights
Vermont police are permitted to use combo blue/white or all blue emergency lights under state statute 23 VSA-1252(a)(1). Under this statute Vermont police must use sirens anytime their lights are activated.
Fire Trucks and Ambulances Use Red or Combo Red/White Lighting
Fire trucks and ambulances in Vermont are required to use red or combo red/white lighting under state statute 1252(a)(2) According to the language of the law, volunteer firefighters are also permitted to use this color lighting on their privately owned vehicles.
Hazard Vehicles, Tow Trucks, and Warning Vehicles in Vermont use Amber Lighting
Vermont allows hazard vehicles, tow trucks, and warning vehicles to use amber lighting. The administrative law in Vermont also extends to snow plows and some other specially designated vehicles. But, no Vermont hazard, tow truck, or warning vehicles are allowed to use sirens in the state.
For more information about what lights may be available to you, we suggest calling your State Highway Patrol office at: 802-241-5000
*Please note that these numbers are what we are currently able to find and the numbers may have changed since this listing.