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Which vehicle will use a blue flashing beacon? Which vehicle will use a blue flashing beacon?

  • Possible answers:

  • A. Motorway maintenance

  • B. Bomb disposal

  • C. Snow plough

  • D. Breakdown recovery


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Examples of vehicles with blue flashing lights

police car

fire engine


Emergency vehicles use blue flashing lights. If you see or hear one, move out of its way as soon as it's safe and legal to do so. As well as police, fire and ambulance, you will see blue lights on vehicles for bomb disposal, coastguard, mine rescue, organ transplant and mountain rescue.

Exemptions to road traffic laws when using blue flashing lights

Emergency response vehicles are exempt from a number of rules that would hold them up, regardless of whether the blue lights are on: