Emergency Vehicles In NY To Be Outfitted With Red License Plates

04.04.14 | Sarah Harnisch

New York drivers behind emergency vehicles will now start seeing red.

Red license plates that is.

Governor Andrew Cuomo announced Friday state and local government emergency response vehicles will now be equipped with red license plates to help law enforcement identify vehicles during major storms or emergencies.

The new plates will help assure response vehicles have immediate access to locations impacted during a state emergency. They will also have priority access to assets, such as emergency fuel supplies.

The new plates will have a white background and a red banner with a new "EM" designation.