Not every vehicle, only Fire and PD. EMS still is not allowed blue to the rear :evil:
I thought I read it that Ambulances are allowed Blue to the rear...
After rereading the bill, it's a little strange but it looks like you might be right...
Reading the "Purpose" they say "other Emergency responders" but reading the whole bill, it looks like they are amending the VAT Law
Section 375 to add the words "Fire Vehicle". I know some Fire Departments have an ambulance service and the law
would cover them but as for any non fire department ambulance services, it looks to be a no go for now... Maybe this was an oversite...
To protect volunteer firefighters and other emergency responders by
requiring motorist to reduce speed when approaching and passing
emergency situations on a highway and also to allow for the use of the
blue light for rear projection for all volunteer emergency response
SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
Section 1. subdivision (e) of section 1180 of the vehicle and traffic
law, as amended by chapter 211 of the laws of 2004 is amended by this
legislation to require drivers to drive at an appropriate reduced speed
when approaching and passing an emergency situation involving any
authorized emergency vehicle displaying a blue light or one or more red
or combination red, white or blue lights.
Section 2. paragraph 4 of subdivision 41 of section 375 of the vehicle
and traffic law, as amended by chapter 45 of the laws of 2006 is amended
to allow a blue light to be affixed to any motor vehicle owned by a
volunteer member of a fire department provided that the volunteer
firefighter has been authorized in writing to do so by the chief of the
fire department of company of which he/she is a member.
The term "fire vehicle" is defined to include a vehicle ordinarily
operated by a chief or assistant chief of a volunteer company or fire