Emergency lights; removes member of fire department, rescue squad, etc. (HB685)

Introduced By

Del. Israel O'Quinn (R-Bristol)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Emergency lights.  Removes the limit of two warning lights allowed any member of a fire department, rescue squad, ambulance driver, or police chaplain on a vehicle he owns, when answering emergency calls. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/11/2012Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/12 12102232D
01/11/2012Referred to Committee on Transportation
01/20/2012Assigned Transportation sub: #2
01/25/2012Subcommittee failed to recommend reporting (2-Y 3-N)
02/14/2012Left in Transportation


Will hundley writes:

As a firefighter/emt I completely agree with removeing the limit of warning lights we are allowed to install on our personal vehicles in the intrest of our personal safety and protection of our property while serving our communitys often with no compensation what so ever I also beleave strongly that certain restricttions should exist so not everyone can get lights and drive like a loonatic. Yes the limit on the number of lights should be removed but the authority of just who can have lights should lie with the public safety dept. Of any giving area.