All Emergency Vehicles will have Blue Lights

After many years of discussion and disagreement, on 31st of July, 2018, it entered into law in Spain that all emergency vehicles will use flashing blue lights. The reform is published in Ministerial Order PCI / 810/2018, published in the BOE, modifying several Annexes to the General Vehicle Regulations -RD 2822/1998- among which is Annex …

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How to Deal with Priority Vehicles

Emergency vehicle which are responding to an incident have priority over other vehicles. During any drive we must be forever conscious of our surroundings, allowing all of our senses to combine to provide special and location awareness, so that we Read Full Article…

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Going Blue in July

The Director General of Traffic, Gregorio Serrano, has stated that the reform which means that all emergency vehicles will have blue lights will become effective in July. The DGT are currently studying possibilities of a provisional authorisation which would allow Read Full Article…

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Blue Lights in 2018

Having followed the process from the beginning, we are now able to report that the mandatory referendum on all emergency services to display flashing blue lights has received unanimous positive support through the legislative process. As the process will now Read Full Article…

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Priority Vehicles

Blue or orange flashing lights, sirens, bells, the very thought conjures up the image of an emergency vehicle, attending or dealing with a life threatening or emergency situation, but what about a car intermittently sounding its horn and waving a Read More …

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AMBULANCE CUTS GATHER PACE

The next stage of “remodelling” of the ambulance service comes into force on the 1st of July, with a rationalisation of the service that will leave many of the patients requiring transport left, quite literally, out on a limb.
Before we lo…

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BARCELONA FLIGHT IN EMERGENCY LANDING

An Easyjet plane from Barcelona, bound for Berlin, made an emergency landing at Malpensa airport near Milan today, after the aircraft suffered a broken window.
Italian media report that the plane requested an emergency landing due to the breakage whic…

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