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(a) A firefighter, an emergency medical service responder, or a police officer, with the concurrence of the chief of that person's department, when authorized under 13 AAC 02.517 or (i) of this section, may equip the person's motor vehicle with a flashing blue light that must be visible from the front and sides for a distance of 300 feet in normal sunlight. The flashing blue light authorized by this subsection may be illuminated only when the driver of the vehicle is a member of a fire or a police department responding to an emergency, and the vehicle must display a sign or plate that indicates the department membership and the name of the municipality or organization in which the driver is a member.
(b) Repealed 6/28/79.
(c) Repealed 6/28/79.
(d) Repealed 6/28/79.
(e) Police and public fire vehicles may not use a flashing blue light except simultaneously with a flashing red light as required in sec. 90 of this chapter.
(f) Vehicles, except those vehicles described in (e) of this section, that are owned or operated by the state or a municipality may not use a flashing blue light except simultaneously with a flashing yellow light and in accordance with 13 AAC 04.095.
(g) A person certified by a state agency to render emergency lifesaving or medical services, when authorized by the commissioner, may equip his private vehicle with a flashing blue light meeting the visibility requirements of (a) of this section, for use only when responding to an emergency. The flashing blue light may not be illuminated except when the driver of the vehicle is properly certified to render emergency lifesaving or medical services and his vehicle displays the "star of life" symbol.
(h) Lights displaying blue color may not be used upon vehicles, except as provided in this section.
(i) A fire chief, an emergency medical service provider, or a police chief of a municipality or borough that has been granted authority in writing by the commissioner may authorize a person to equip the person's motor vehicle with a flashing blue light if
(1) the person completes and returns to the commissioner or the commissioner's designee on a signed and notarized form prepared by the department a certification that
(A) the person's motor vehicle complies with the equipment standards set out in 13 AAC 04;
(B) the person holds a valid Alaska driver's license that has not been suspended, revoked, cancelled, or limited within the three years before the form is returned; and
(2) if requested by the commissioner or the commissioner's designee, the person provides a certified copy of the person's driving record.
History: Eff. 12/31/69, Register 31; am 6/28/79, Register 70; am 6/12/97, Register 142; am 12/6/2001, Register 160
Authority: AS 28.05.011
Editor's note: Copies of the design standards for the "star of life" may be obtained from the emergency medical services section of the division of public health, Department of Health and Social Services.
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