New York ambulances – including Hatzolah vehicles – can now use rear-projecting blue lights in an effort to make them more visible to oncoming motorists and therefore safer.
The measure passed by the Legislature and signed this month by Gov. Andrew Cuomo gives ambulances the same option as fire and police vehicles for one or more blue lights in combination with red and white lights displayed for rear projection.
Legislative sponsors cite studies indicating oncoming drivers’ process of perception, decision and response favors blue lights over other colors, especially at night.
(Source: NBC NY)