6. THE USE OF SPECIAL SIGNALS

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40. Drivers of vehicles of operational and special services with a flashing beacon of blue and (or) red on, performing an urgent official task, may deviate from the requirements of sections 5 (except for the signals of the traffic warden), 8-18 of these Rules, Annexes 1 and 2 to these Rules subject to ensuring traffic safety.

To gain an advantage over other road users, drivers of such vehicles shall turn on a blue and (or) red flashing beacon and a special sound signal. They shall take advantage only after making sure that they give way.

The same right shall be enjoyed by drivers of vehicles accompanied by vehicles of operational and special services in the cases established by this paragraph of the Rules.


41. When approaching vehicles with a blue and (or) red flashing beacon and a special sound signal, drivers shall give way to ensure the unimpeded passage of these and other vehicles accompanied by them.


42. When approaching a stationary vehicle with a blue and/or red flashing light on, the driver shall slow down to be able to stop immediately if necessary.


43. Drivers of vehicles with an orange or yellow flashing beacon on when performing construction, repair or cleaning work, mobile emergency response teams of private security organizations, mobile checkpoints of transport control authorities on the road, specialized vehicles of cash collection services accompanying organized groups cyclists carrying out activities to suppress offences in the field of flora and fauna protection may deviate from the requirements of road signs (except signs 2.2, 2.4 – 2.6, 3.11 – 3.14, 3.17.2, 3.20) and markings, as well as paragraphs 4 – 8 of section 9 and paragraph 1 of section 16 of the Rules, subject to ensuring traffic safety. Drivers of other vehicles shall not interfere with their work.

An orange or yellow flashing light does not give an advantage in traffic and serves to warn other road users of danger.



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