2016 Idaho Statutes
Title 49 - MOTOR VEHICLES
Chapter 9 - VEHICLE EQUIPMENT
Section 49-910A - COLOR OF LAMPS AND GLOBES LIMITED TO CERTAIN VEHICLE CLASSES.

ID Code § 49-910A (2016) What's This?

49-910A. Color of lamps and globes limited to certain vehicle classes. For the purposes of this chapter lighting devices utilizing various colors of lighted globes approved by the director of the Idaho state police for use on vehicles shall be restricted to the following class of vehicles:
(1) Police vehicles. Only police vehicles shall display blue lights, lenses or globes.
(2) Designated emergency vehicles. Fire fighting vehicles, vehicles belonging to personnel of voluntary fire departments, vehicles belonging to, or operated by EMS personnel certified or otherwise recognized by the EMS bureau of the Idaho department of health and welfare while in the performance of emergency medical services, ambulances, sheriff's search and rescue vehicles which are under the immediate supervision of the county sheriff, and wreckers, as defined in section 49-124, Idaho Code, which are engaged in motor vehicle recovery operations and are blocking part or all of one or more lanes of traffic, are designated emergency vehicles. With the exception of school buses as provided in section 49-915, Idaho Code, only fire fighting vehicles, vehicles belonging to personnel of voluntary fire departments, vehicles belonging to, or operated by EMS personnel certified or otherwise recognized by the EMS bureau of the Idaho department of health and welfare while in the performance of emergency medical services, ambulances, designated emergency vehicles described herein, vehicles authorized by the Idaho transportation board for use in the enforcement of vehicle laws specified in section 40-510, Idaho Code, and other emergency vehicles designated by the director of the Idaho state police may display red flashing lights or red lenses or globes which are visible from the front of the vehicle.
(3) All vehicles. Any motor vehicle may have attached to it a flashing amber light to warn motorists of a vehicular traffic hazard requiring the exercise of unusual care in approaching, overtaking or passing the vehicle displaying such lighting. The driver of an approaching vehicle shall yield the right-of-way to any stationary vehicle displaying a flashing amber light.

History:
[49-910A, added 1988, ch. 265, sec. 236, p. 693; am. 1989, ch. 310, sec. 23, p. 796; am. 1991, ch. 288, sec. 4, p. 744; am. 1993, ch. 377, sec. 1, p. 1385; am. 1996, ch. 308, sec. 2, p. 1013; am. 2000, ch. 469, sec. 117, p. 1579.]

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