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Indiana Statutes

Indiana Vehicles Permitted to Use Emergency Vehicle Lights

9-13-2-6

Sec. 6. “Authorized emergency vehicle” means the following:
(1) The following vehicles:
(A) Fire department vehicles. (B) Police department vehicles. (C) Ambulances.
(D) Emergency vehicles operated by or for hospitals or health and hospital corporations under IC 16-22-8.
(2) Vehicles designated as emergency vehicles by the Indiana department of transportation under IC 9-21-20-1.
(3) Motor vehicles that, subject to IC 9-21-20-2, are approved by the Indiana emergency medical services commission that are: (A) ambulances that are owned by persons, firms, limited liability companies, or corporations other than hospitals; or
(B) not ambulances and that provide emergency medical services, including extrication and rescue services (as defined in IC 16-18-2-110).
(4) Vehicles of the department of correction that, subject to IC 9-21-20-3, are:
(A) designated by the department of correction as emergency vehicles; and
(B) responding to an emergency. As added by P.L.2-1991, SEC.1. Amended by P.L.1-1992, SEC.35; P.L.2-1993, SEC.64; P.L.8-1993, SEC.165. IC 9-13-2-6.1 “Autocycle” Sec. 6.1. “Autocycle” means a three (3) wheeled motor vehicle in which the operator and passenger ride in a completely or partially enclosed seating area that is equipped with:
(1) a rollcage or roll hoops;
(2) safety belts for each occupant; and
(3) antilock brakes; and is designed to be controlled with a steering wheel and pedals. As added by P.L.82-2015, SEC.1.

 

9-19-14-5

A police vehicle, when used as an authorized emergency vehicle, must be equipped with either of the following:

(1) At least two (2) signal lamps capable of displaying a red beam and a blue beam that meet the following requirements:
(A) The signal lamps are mounted as high and as widely spaced laterally as practicable or mounted in a manner that will make the lights visible to oncoming traffic one hundred eighty (180) degrees around the front of the vehicle.
(B) The signal lamps are capable of displaying to the front alternately flashing red and blue lights.
(C) The signal lamp capable of displaying the red beam is located on the driver's side of the vehicle and the signal lamp capable of displaying the blue beam is located on the passenger's side of the vehicle.
(2) One (1) signal lamp that is capable of displaying a red beam and a blue beam in a manner that will make the light visible to oncoming traffic one hundred eighty (180) degrees in front of the vehicle.

 

9-19-14-2

Except as provided in section 5 of this chapter, an authorized emergency vehicle must, in addition to other equipment required by this article, be equipped with signal lamps that are capable of displaying flashing, rotating, or oscillating beams of red or red and white light. The lights must be visible to oncoming traffic one hundred eighty (180) degrees around the front of the vehicle.

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