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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 16-06-2021, 08:14 Thread Starter
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Another new rule in Spain

Just seen this info which I hope will be useful for someone.

https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2021/...ncy-triangles/
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 16-06-2021, 08:32
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No doubt a cheap look a like will be in a Chinese shop near you soon
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“Can be seen at 2km” is that at night or during the day ?

While the idea may seem sensible, just one company manufacturing them (Afressa) reminds me of just one company manufacturing breathalysers in France.... with perhaps Prime Ministerial allegiance ?

A beacon may be useful at night, but could be mistaken for sunlight glinting on a shiny surface in my views.

No fines until 2026, will that apply to tourists too ? Has the EU approved this change in EU Law ?

Interesting that current beacons will be obsolete by then (the batteries will probably have died) so why buy until then when they will have been improved (or ditched) ?

I wonder how much better that is than using hazard lights ?

I know our ambulance had strobes fitted as visible warning devices they were blue of course, as it is illegal to show a white light backwards EXCEPT for specified work lights on specified types of vehicles. The article does not say what colour light the beacons emit.

Has to be put on “the highest part of the vehicle” that will be fun in a MH.......

Of course if there is a bend just behind you, approaching drivers will be unable to see it, unlike warning triangles which can be placed before such a problem.
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Yes it will come undone due to bends and hill crests I would guess.
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Seems a good sensible alternative to me, a lot of cars come with triangles already so maybe they might change to the lights, Strobe LED lights can be seen a long way off, Yellow, not the best coulor as all road workers trucks will have them too.
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Interesting fixing "system of magnets that guarantee to hold it in place on your vehicle." That should be no problem on a motorhome then.
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My plastic car with a canvas roof will need an exemption too.

It's the kind of idea pollys come out with off the cuff and then try to defend before letting it quietly die. Cameron's one about cops fining people on the spot and taking miscreants to a cash machine to get the dosh is a good example.
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What's wrong with a flashing triangle?
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