For a few days, the DGT leadership has begun to seriously assess the option of permanently removing the obligation to carry the emergency triangle in the vehicle. This decision is given by the constant increase in deaths on the roads, whose numbers this same month of March exceed those of last year, with 78 deaths in total, of which 20 of them were due to being run over by getting out of the vehicle.
IF THE EMERGENCY TRIANGLE DISAPPEARS, WHAT WILL BE ITS SUBSTITUTE?
Until now, there have been three options available to drivers when signaling emergency situations or accidents. These are the triangle, the V16 emergency beacon and the recent addition of the new V16 Connected emergency beacons.
These emergency beacons will be the ones to take over once the triangle disappears and will become the main emergency devices for all drivers. The main difference between those that are connected and those that are not, is that the former allow a position signal to be sent to the DGT cloud system, DGT 3.0 , so that it can use this information (totally anonymous) to organize the road safety and being able to warn other drivers of what is happening at all times so that they know what the updated traffic situation is. On the other hand, the signal lights that are not connected are only limited to emitting the warning light.
WHICH ONE TO BUY, BEACON CONNECTED OR NOT CONNECTED?
- FLASHLED SOS V16 CONNECTED IOT
- FLASHLED V16 (NOT CONNECTED)
Taking into account the difference in both features and functionalities, the price between the two devices is evident, being 15 euros for those that are not connected compared to 50 euros that are around the price of those that are. This at first glance can easily lead to the decision in this sense, although the reality is that the devices that are most worth purchasing not only now but in the long term are the connected ones . This is for two main reasons:
- The first is that by purchasing a connected beacon you can immediately enjoy the advantages offered by the beacon's connectivity service with DGT 3.0, providing you and users with real-time traffic information, thus allowing safer and more secure mobility. intelligent.
- The second of these, and more crucial, is that from January 1, 2026 the only emergency beacons that will be valid and mandatory for signaling on the road will be the connected ones (approved), making the others obsolete and forcing the driver to acquire one connected if before that date you do not have one.
Taking all this into account, there is no doubt that, if the triangles end up disappearing sooner than expected, the most viable option as a replacement both in the short and long term are the V16 Connected emergency lights , which come what may. the only legal alternative in less than 3 years .