2017 Indiana Code
TITLE 9. Motor Vehicles
ARTICLE 19. MOTOR VEHICLE EQUIPMENT
CHAPTER 14.5. Special Equipment for Private Emergency Vehicles
9-19-14.5-1.5. Display of green and white lights on public safety chaplain's vehicle

IC 9-19-14.5-1.5 Display of green and white lights on public safety chaplain's vehicle

     Sec. 1.5. (a) A chaplain may display flashing green and white lights on a privately owned motor vehicle of the chaplain while serving the duties of the department en route to the scene of an emergency.

     (b) If a motor vehicle displays lights for use under subsection (a), the motor vehicle must be equipped with either of the following:

(1) At least two (2) signal lamps capable of displaying a green beam and a white 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 green and white lights.

(C) The signal lamp capable of displaying the green beam is located on the driver's side of the vehicle and the signal lamp capable of displaying the white beam is located on the passenger's side of the vehicle.

(2) One (1) signal lamp that is capable of displaying a green beam and a white beam in a manner that will make the light visible to oncoming traffic one hundred eighty (180) degrees in front of the vehicle.

     (c) In order for a chaplain to display green and white lights on a private motor vehicle, the chaplain must:

(1) secure a written permit from the executive (as defined in IC 36-1-2-5) of the municipality in which the chaplain serves to use the green and white lights; and

(2) carry the permit at all times when the green and white lights are displayed.

     (d) A permittee of the owner of a motor vehicle lawfully equipped with green and white lights as set forth in subsection (b) may operate the motor vehicle only if the green and white lights are not illuminated.

     (e) This section does not grant a motor vehicle displaying green and white lights the right-of-way under IC 9-21-8-35 or an exemption from traffic rules under IC 9-21-1-8. A driver of a motor vehicle displaying green and white lights shall obey all traffic rules.

     (f) This section may not be construed to include a motor vehicle:

(1) displaying green and white lights; and

(2) driven by a chaplain as an authorized emergency vehicle (as defined by IC 9-13-2-6).

As added by P.L.22-2013, SEC.3.

 

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