(1) No person shall drive or move or cause
to be moved any vehicle or equipment upon any highway within this state
with any lamp or device thereon showing or displaying a red or blue light
visible from directly in front thereof except for certain vehicles
(2) It is expressly prohibited for any vehicle
or equipment, except police vehicles, to show or display blue lights.
However, vehicles owned, operated, or leased by the Department of
Corrections may show or display blue lights when responding to
(3) Vehicles of the fire department and fire patrol, including
vehicles of volunteer firefighters as permitted under s.
316.2398, vehicles of medical staff physicians or technicians of
medical facilities licensed by the state as authorized under s.
316.2398, ambulances as authorized under this chapter, and buses and
taxicabs as authorized under s.
316.2399 are permitted to show or display red lights. Vehicles of the
fire department, fire patrol, police vehicles, and such ambulances and
emergency vehicles of municipal and county departments, public service
corporations operated by private corporations, the Department of
Environmental Protection, the Department of Transportation, and the
Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services as are designated or
authorized by their respective department or the chief of police of an
incorporated city or any sheriff of any county are hereby authorized to
operate emergency lights and sirens in an emergency. Wreckers, mosquito
control fog and spray vehicles, and emergency vehicles of governmental
departments or public service corporations may show or display amber
lights when in actual operation or when a hazard exists provided they are
not used going to and from the scene of operation or hazard without
specific authorization of a law enforcement officer or law enforcement
agency. Wreckers must use amber rotating or flashing lights while
performing recoveries and loading on the roadside day or night, and may
use such lights while towing a vehicle on wheel lifts, slings, or under
reach if the operator of the wrecker deems such lights necessary. A
flatbed, car carrier, or rollback may not use amber rotating or flashing
lights when hauling a vehicle on the bed unless it creates a hazard to
other motorists because of protruding objects. Further, escort vehicles
may show or display amber lights when in the actual process of escorting
overdimensioned equipment, material, or buildings as authorized by law.
Vehicles of private watch, guard, or patrol agencies licensed pursuant to
chapter 493 may show or display amber lights while patrolling condominium,
cooperative, and private residential and business communities by which
employed and which traverse public streets or highways.
(4) Road or street maintenance equipment, road or street maintenance
vehicles, road service vehicles, refuse collection vehicles, petroleum
tankers, and mail carrier vehicles may show or display amber lights when
in operation or a hazard exists.
(5) Road maintenance and construction equipment and vehicles may
display flashing white lights or flashing white strobe lights when in
operation and where a hazard exists. Additionally, school buses and
vehicles that are used to transport farm workers may display flashing
white strobe lights.
(6) All lighting equipment heretofore referred to shall meet all
requirements as set forth in s.