This Thursday, July 1, a new measure for Spanish drivers comes into force
The General Directorate of Traffic presented a new measure a few months ago that will affect Spanish drivers. The mandatory hazard warning triangles will go down in history. The new novelty of the DGT is that from this Thursday, July 1, 2021, the pre-signaling triangles will be replaced. This tool will be replaced by the renewed
V-16, it is an orange flashing light device. According to the General Safety Regulations, it is mandatory to carry this instrument in the vehicle at all times, to be able to signal our position in the event of an accident or breakdown and avoid further incidents.
This new measure comes into force on July 1, 2021, the date on which Spanish drivers will say goodbye to the warning triangles that had been in use since 1999.
The emergency triangles can continue to be used until January 1, 2026, but from that day on, only the new light signal that has geolocation will be allowed. After knowing the obligatory nature of this new instrument, many doubts arise for drivers.
How does the new V-16 work?
In the event of a breakdown or accident and the driver remains stopped on the road, this luminous device will be placed in the highest possible part of the vehicle to guarantee maximum visibility. To place the device it will not be necessary to get out of the car or walk down the road, as has happened until now with triangles. From this utensil
coordinates are sent with the location of the damaged vehicle or injured.
In this way, the DGT forwards all the data to the connected vehicles and that information is transmitted to the LINCE. Immediately
information is moved to variable message panels nearby that can be found on the highways of the country. This device incorporates a
geolocation system that, once activated, sends every 100 seconds the location of the stopped vehicle to the DGT 3.0 cloud, so that this information reaches other drivers.
Why is it changed?
From the DGT they explained that the emergency triangles are withdrawn due to the
high number of fatal abuses that occurred when drivers left their vehicles to place or pick them up after suffering an incident on the road. According to the new regulations, in the event of an accident you can only get out of the vehicle if there is a safe place off the road.
always on the opposite side to the flow of circulation. If it is not possible to exit safely, you should wait for assistance inside the vehicle with the seat belt on.