Blue Light Law


When you see BLUE LIGHTS - please PULL OVER!!   It will only take a few seconds - but in an emergency seconds count! A car with a flashing BLUE LIGHTS is a volunteer firefighter or first aid member responding to an emergency. We do not stay at the building, but are responding from our homes, work or other locations.

Under NEW JERSEY STATE LAW, drivers of non-emergency vehicles shall yield the right of way to the vehicle of any member of a volunteer fire company or a volunteer first aid squad or rescue squad displaying emergency warning lights as in the same manner as authorized emergency vehicles (N.J.S.A. 39:4-92

BLUE LIGHTS DO NOT give volunteers any special privileges.  They are courtesy lights only.  The BLUE LIGHT is to alert other drivers that we are on our way to an emergency.  It's up to other drivers to pull over and let us go by!

Please let us pass. It could give us the extra time to save a life or stop a fire before it's out of control. In a few minutes, these same people will be responding with a red light and siren.

Remember, one day it could be you the person with a blue light on is responding for.

Please practice BLUE LIGHT courtesy and HELP US HELP YOU!!

In New Jersey (NJ Statute 39:4-92.2)  as well as many other states, the law requires that drivers approaching stationary emergency vehicles, tow trucks and other highway safety vehicles displaying red, blue and/or amber flashing lights safe to move over, then slow down below the posted speed limit.