For police and other first responders, LED emergency lights are a vital part of safely reaching a destination at a rapid pace. At LedEquipped, we’re proud to provide a wide range of emergency lights for all ranges of emergency vehicles.
We get a fairly common question from civilians in our shop: Is it legal for me to have police-style lights in my car? Let’s go over all the information you need to know here, as the answer might be more complex than you’d think.
In a general sense, it is not legal for a civilian car to appear as if it’s a police car, ambulance, fire truck or any other emergency vehicle. The purpose of these lights is to warn other drivers that an emergency vehicle is on the road, and as such, they’d be misused if they were displayed on non-emergency cars.
This will likely extend to strobe lights and anything similar, even if they’re not actually police lights themselves. In particular, though, items like dome lights or light bars on a non-emergency vehicle will be illegal.
Now, there are a few basic exceptions here. These vary by state, so it’s important to check your local regulations, but a few situations that generally offer alternatives include:
For more on civilian uses of emergency lights, or to find out about any of our LED emergency lights, speak to the pros at LedEquipped today.