2010 Pennsylvania Code
Title 75 - VEHICLES
Chapter 45 - Other Required Equipment
4572 - Visual signals on authorized vehicles.

     § 4572.  Visual signals on authorized vehicles.
        (a)  Flashing or revolving blue lights.--Ambulance personnel,
     volunteer firefighters, certified volunteer search and rescue
     organization members and owners and handlers of dogs used in
     tracking humans may each equip one motor vehicle with no more
     than two flashing or revolving blue lights.
            (1)  In order to be eligible to display lights on their
        vehicles under this subsection, the names of the ambulance
        personnel, volunteer firefighters and certified volunteer
        search and rescue organization members shall be submitted to
        the nearest station of the Pennsylvania State Police on a
        list signed by the chief of the ambulance or fire department
        or company, the head of the search and rescue organization,
        and each dog owner and handler shall register at the nearest
        Pennsylvania State Police station.
            (2)  The manner in which the lights are displayed and
        their intensity shall be determined by regulation of the
        department.
            (3)  The lights shall be operable by the driver from
        inside the vehicle.
            (4)  The lights may be used only while en route to or at
        the scene of a fire or emergency call.
            (5)  The lights shall be removed from the vehicle
        immediately upon receipt of notice from the chief of the
        ambulance or fire department or company or the head of the
        search and rescue organization to remove the lights upon
        termination of the person's status as an active volunteer
        firefighter or ambulance person or upon termination of the
        person's active status as a certified volunteer search and
        rescue organization member or dog owner or handler, or when
        the vehicle is no longer used in connection with the person's
        duties as a volunteer firefighter or ambulance person,
        certified volunteer search and rescue organization member or
        dog owner or handler.
            (6)  This subsection does not relieve the driver from the
        duty to drive with due regard for the safety of all persons
        nor exempt the driver from complying with all provisions of
        this title.
        (b)  Flashing or revolving yellow lights.--Vehicles
     authorized pursuant to the provisions of sections 6106 (relating
     to designation of emergency vehicles by Pennsylvania State
     Police) and 6107 (relating to designation of authorized vehicles
     by department), tow trucks and vehicles used for snow removal
     may be equipped with one or more flashing or revolving yellow
     lights. The manner in which the light or lights shall be
     displayed and the intensity shall be determined by regulation of
     the department.
        (c)  Vehicles prohibited from using lights.--No vehicle other
     than a duly authorized vehicle may be equipped with lights
     identical or similar to those specified in subsections (a) and
     (b). A person who equips or uses a vehicle with visual systems
     in violation of this section commits a summary offense and
     shall, upon conviction, be sentenced to pay a fine of not less
     than $100 nor more than $500.
     (June 26, 2001, P.L.734, No.75, eff. 60 days; Nov. 29, 2006,
     P.L.1449, No.159, eff. 60 days)

        2006 Amendment.  Act 159 amended subsec. (a).
        Cross References.  Section 4572 is referred to in section
     4107 of this title.

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