Congress has approved an amendment to the Traffic, Motor Vehicle and Road Safety act, which is set to change what many ex-pats consider to be an unusual occurrence when first coming to Spain.
In a notice accompanying the amendment, it states that in the next published reforms to the act, the government will make, “necessary legislative amendments in order that the colour of the signal lights for all priority vehicles are blue”.
In other words, both fire engines and ambulances will finally display blue flashing lights when attending emergency calls, rather than orange, which they currently show, shared with other none priority vehicles including garbage trucks, cranes, diggers and breakdown vehicles.
However, don´t expect the change anytime soon, the amendment is subject to final approval, as is always the case with such changed, then has to be published and finally implemented, which experts think may take between 18 months and 2 years.
However, assuming the act does finally enter into force, it will bring Spain´s emergency vehicles in line with most of the European Union; much is the same for the colours of emergency vehicles.
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