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Emergency Services: Vehicles

Question for Department for Transport

UIN 87868, tabled on 6 December 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he has made an assessment of the potential merits of reforming the Road Vehicle Lighting Regulations 1989 to allow volunteer emergency first responders use of green flashing lights.

Answered on

9 December 2021

Green flashing lamps are currently the preserve of vehicles used by doctors registered with the General Medical Council and the Government has made no assessment of the effects of allowing an extension of their use to cover volunteer emergency first responders. The Government considers that the categories of vehicles allowed to use warning beacons should remain strictly limited to avoid diluting the safety benefits of these important signals.

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