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The pilot/escort vehicle, in addition to any other equipment required by the traffic laws, must be equipped with at least one flashing yellow or amber light. These lights must be mounted on the top of the pilot/escort vehicle and visible for 360 degrees for all traffic. Two types of approved lighting are described as follows:


Two AAMVA/SAE/USDOT-approved yellow or amber, flashing or oscillating, strobe lights must be used with one mounted on each side of the top-mounted sign. These lights must be visible for 360 degrees, illuminated at all times during operation, and visible from a minimum distance of 500 feet under normal atmospheric conditions.


An AAMVA/SAE/USDOT-approved yellow or amber, flashing or oscillating, strobe beacon light bar must be used, mounted on top of the pilot/escort vehicle. The light bar must have a minimum of two lights within the housing of the light bar. The light bar must be unobstructed and visible for 360 degrees.

"AAMVA/SAE/USDOT" refers to the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators, the Society of Automotive Engineers, and the United States Department of Transportation.


Incandescent, strobe, or diode (LED) lights may be used if they meet the criteria in item A.


A light is defined as a single housing.

Statutory Authority:

MS s 299D.085


37 SR 992

Published Electronically:

February 25, 2013

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