Green Light Law

IC 9-19-14.5-1
Display of green lights on privately owned vehicles in line of duty
Sec. 1. A privately owned vehicle belonging to a certified paramedic, certified emergency medical technician-intermediate, certified emergency medical technician-basic advanced, certified emergency medical technician, certified emergency medical service driver, or certified emergency medical service first responder while traveling in the line of duty in connection with emergency medical services activities may display flashing or revolving green lights, subject to the following restrictions and conditions:

  • (1) The lights may not have a light source less than fifty (50) candlepower.
  • (2) All lights shall be placed on the top of the vehicle.
  • (3) Not more than two (2) green lights may be displayed on a vehicle and each light must be of the flashing or revolving type and visible at three hundred sixty (360) degrees.
  • (4) The lights must consist of a lamp with a green lens and not of an uncolored lens with a green bulb. However, the revolving lights may contain multiple bulbs.
  • (5) The green lights may not be a part of the regular head lamps displayed on the vehicle.
  • (6) For a person to be authorized under this chapter to display a flashing or revolving green light on the person's vehicle, the person must first secure a written permit from the executive director of the department of homeland security to use the light. The permit must be carried by the person when the light is displayed.

As added by P.L.2-1993, SEC.66. Amended by P.L.205-2003, SEC.2; P.L.236-2003, SEC.3; P.L.97-2004, SEC.38; P.L.1-2006, SEC.162.

IC 9-19-14.5-2
Unlawful display of green lights; violations
Sec. 2. Except as provided in section 1 of this chapter, a person who displays on any public or private motor vehicle at any time flashing or revolving green lights of any size or shape commits a Class C infraction.
As added by P.L.2-1993, SEC.66. Amended by P.L.236-2003, SEC.4.

IC 9-19-14.5-3
Operation of vehicle when green light not illuminated
Sec. 3. This chapter does not prohibit the operation of a vehicle lawfully equipped with a flashing or revolving green light from being operated as any other vehicle when the green light is not illuminated.
As added by P.L.2-1993, SEC.66. Amended by P.L.236-2003, SEC.5.