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West Virginia Emergency Vehicle Light State Statutes

west-virgina West Virginia emergency vehicle light state statues allow some emergency vehicles to use warning lights. The state’s administrative code requires that sectors abide by color restrictions, and improper use of lights in West Virginia can result in punishment by law enforcement. We have made it easier for West Virginia emergency and warning vehicle drivers to buy the right bar by gathering states and formal source links here.

West Virginia Emergency Vehicle Definition

In West Virginia, an emergency vehicle is defined by state statute 17C-1-6. Under this administrative law, a West Virginia emergency vehicle is defined as any car or truck driven by rescue, police, or fire. The language in the administrative code extends to some other vehicles as well. If given special permission, West Virginia tow trucks, wreckers, municipal trucks, county vehicles, public service corporation vehicles, snow removal vehicles, flag car services, and snow plows may be allowed to use warning lights.

West Virginia Police Use Blue Emergency Lights

west-virginia-state-flagWest Virginia police are allowed to use blue emergency lights under state statute 17C-15-26(d)(1). West Virginia only allows blue emergency lights to be used on police vehicles in the state.

West Virginia Fire Trucks and Ambulances Use Red Flashing Lights

West Virginia state statute 17C-15-26(d)(2)  allows fire trucks and ambulances in the state to use red flashing lights. The statute also allows volunteer firefighters and EMS workers to use red flashing warning lights on their privately-owned vehicles.

West Virginia Pilot Requires Must Use Rotating Amber Lights

According to state regulations, any pilot vehicle in the state must use a rotating or strobe amber light. The light must use an acrylic, plastic, or glass covering and it must be visible at least 500’ and offer 360-degrees of coverage.

For more information about what lights may be available to you, we suggest calling your State Highway Patrol office at: 304-746-2100

*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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