2005 Wisconsin Act 193
(effective date: April 7, 2006)
This act renumbers s. 347.255 and amends it as s. 347.385 to allow
authorized emergency vehicles to be equipped and operated with lamps
designed and used with any other transmitter designed and used to
activate emergency preemption devices. These are devices on a traffic
control signal that permit an approaching vehicle to alter the normal
sequence of the signal to provide or maintain a green light for an
Under this act, a person is prohibited from
operating a motor vehicle, other than an authorized emergency vehicle,
that is equipped with a transmitter that emits a signal for the purpose
of activating an emergency preemption device. A person convicted of
such an offense is subject to a fine not to exceed $10,000 or
imprisonment for not more than one year, or both.
The act also prohibits the use of a transmitter in an authorized emergency vehicle except under specified emergency circumstances. Anyone convicted of this offense is punishable by a forfeiture of not less than $10 nor more than $200.