Don’t get excited now, flashing in Spain doesn’t mean you can bimble about in a dodgy raincoat with nothing on underneath. This type of flashing refers to an orange light for your vehicle.
The V-2 Signal
Did you know you are permitted to use a rotating flash orange light in your vehicle in certain situations?
Drivers of private cars may use a rotating flashing device in their vehicle to effectively signify an emergency situation, such as an accident or a breakdown, and thus avoiding further accidents in the case of poor visibility.
Besides the compulsory kit composed of “One reflective jacket and two warning triangles”, drivers of private vehicles may add a V-2 type light device, which may have one or more “yellow auto” coloured lights (traditional yellow colour for front, rear and indicator lights on Spanish vehicles), which should be visible in all directions from a distance of 100 meters.
The V-2 should be installed above the highest direction indicator lights, without affecting the driver’s visibility or the vehicle’s structure protection.
Do not forget that whether or not you have a V-2 type light device, the proper way to signify an emergency situation is by using the direction indicators (hazard lights) along with the warning triangles.
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