7. The use of hazard signal and warning triangle

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The use of an emergency hazard signal and warning triangle

7.1. The hazard (warning, parking) lights signal should be switched on:

  • in case of road accident;
  • when forced stop in a place where stopping is  prohibited;
  • in the case of blindness of eyes of the driver due to high beam;
  • when towing (on towed motor vehicle).
  • when boarding children in the vehicle that has the markings of “Transportation of children” (Here and further identification marks specified in accordance with the Main provisions), and getting off from it.

The driver should switch on the hazard lights signal and in other cases to warn other members of the movement about the danger, that the vehicle may create.

7.2. When you stop the vehicle and turn on hazard warning lights, and also due to its faulty condition or the absence of hazard lights, a sign of emergency stop (warning triangle) has to be immediately placed:

  • in case of road accident;
  • when forced to stop in places where it is prohibited, and where with regard to the conditions of visibility, vehicle can not be timely noted by other drivers.

This warning triangle is set at a distance that ensures, in particular situation, of timely warning of other drivers about the dangers. However, this distance should be not less than 15 m from the vehicle in city and 30 m – outside the city.

7.3. In the absence or malfunction of hazard (warning) lights on towed mechanical transport vehicle, a warning triangle should be displayed at the rear.