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Recovery firm wants red flashing lights

12th January 2012
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MOVES TO CONVINCE the government that recovery operators should be allowed to use red lashing lights are gathering pace with the creation of a petition and plans for a roadside test.

Croydon-based operator Phil Elliott set up an e-petition earlier this week calling on the Department for Transport to take the issue more seriously and to start a debate. He argues that amber lights have lost the effect they once had on motorists and are largely ignored, resulting in drivers being killed at the roadside when they make recoveries.

More than 130 signatories have been received so far, and he says if the sector’s trade associations also get involved and encourage members to sign it, then the government might take notice.

“There are arguments for and against it: that’s why you start the debate,” says Elliott. “Any Tom, Dick or Harry can put an amber light on their vehicle; it just gets lost.” ● The e-petition can be found at:


Organisations: Department for Transport
People: Elliott
Locations: Croydon

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