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No more flashing lights and sirens in private vehicles

The Metropolitan Transport Authority (AMET) has warned that it is prohibited to use sirens and flashing lights known as “centellas” in vehicles that are not part of the police or emergency services as they create confusion, especially since the 911 Emergency and Security System was introduced.

AMET director, Brigadier General Juan Geronimo Brown Perez, said that no one should have this sort of vehicle and whoever has installed the lights and sirens did so without authorization.

He said that people had 10 days to remove them or their vehicles would be confiscated.

The law will not be applied to ambulances, emergency service vehicles, fire engines or police cars and tow trucks would only be allowed to use flashing lights when they had a vehicle on board.

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Source: DR1,

Category: DR News |

  1. Samson

    Sounds reasonable.

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