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Which of these services can display a blue flashing beacon? Which of these services can display a blue flashing beacon?

  • Possible answers:

     
  • A. Coastguard

  • B. Doctor's car

  • C. Gritting lorries

  • D. Animal ambulances

 
 

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When you see emergency vehicles with blue flashing beacons, move out of the way as soon as it is safe to do so.

When attending an emergency these vehicles will be travelling at speed. You should help their progress by pulling over and allowing them to pass. Do so safely. Don't stop suddenly or in a dangerous position. Maintain your speed until you can find a safe place to pull over - don't exceed the speed limit, and don't drive beyond your capabilities.

Check that there are no bollards or obstructions in the road that will prevent the emergency vehicle from passing you.

A green flashing beacon on a vehicle means the driver or passenger is a doctor on an emergency call. Give way to them if it's safe to do so. Be aware that the vehicle may be travelling quickly or may stop in a hurry.