2020 Oklahoma Statutes
Title 47. Motor Vehicles
§47-12-218. Emergency vehicles - Flashing lights.

Universal Citation: 47 OK Stat § 47-12-218 (2020)

A. Every authorized emergency vehicle shall, in addition to any other equipment and distinctive markings required by this title, be equipped with flashing red or blue lights or a combination of flashing red and blue lights. The lights shall be visible at five hundred (500) feet in normal sunlight.

B. A law enforcement vehicle when used as an authorized emergency vehicle may but need not be equipped with alternately-flashing red or blue lights specified herein. An unmarked vehicle used as a law enforcement vehicle for routine traffic enforcement shall be equipped with the following combination of lights:

1. Three flashing red, blue, or a combination of red and blue lights emitting the flashing lights to the front of the vehicle;

2. Two flashing white lights emitting the flashing white lights to the front of the vehicle;

3. Flashing red, blue, white or any combination of red, blue or white lights placed at and emitting the flashing lights from the four corners of the vehicle so that they are visible for three hundred sixty (360) degrees; and

4. One flashing red, blue, amber, or any combination of red, blue, or amber lights emitting the flashing light to the rear of the vehicle.

C. The use of the signal equipment described herein shall impose upon drivers of other vehicles the obligation to yield right-of-way and stop for authorized emergency vehicles, as prescribed in Section 11-405 of this title.

Added by Laws 1961, p. 399, § 12-218, eff. Sept. 1, 1961. Amended by Laws 1993, c. 13, § 4, emerg. eff. March 24, 1993; Laws 1998, c. 55, § 1, eff. Nov. 1, 1998; Laws 1999, c. 24, § 3, eff. July 1, 1999; Laws 1999, c. 189, § 2, eff. July 1, 1999; Laws 2000, c. 35, § 1, eff. July 1, 2000; Laws 2003, c. 411, § 35, eff. Nov. 1, 2003.

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