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NZ ambulances turning yellow

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St John Ambulance is painting their fleet of ambulances bright  yellow.
The new paint job has been started in a hope it will improve visibility and safety.
St John have said that yellow is the most noticeable colour on the road, especially in low light, and the most visible for people with colour blindness. The vehicles also have a bolder design that includes more reflective signage.
Operations director Michael Brooke says he expects more people will now notice – and give way to – ambulances.
St John travel more than 18 million kilometres a year, which is around 450 trips a day.
“If we can make our vehicles more obvious to people, then we think we can make them safer, and that’s pretty important to us.”
Mr Brooke says the entire fleet will be converted to yellow over the next 10 years.
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18 Responses

  1. I think it would be safer for them to be yellow.
    They would also stay clean.
    Not many cars in NZ are yellow and the streets would be brighter. 😉

  2. That is actully a bad thing bacause i hate ur guts so it would be better if a lot more people die including you!!! ;(

  3. What do you mean I hate your guts? Anyway I think it’s a pretty good idea to paint them yellow. I look forward to seeing a yellow ambulance!

  4. Thats so cool! Thats also pretty clever because yellow is a colour that catches your eye and so therefore more people will move out of the way 🙂

  5. My dad worked in a ambulance… Before he died 🙁 I want them to stay white that’s the colour that my dad used.

  6. wow thats weird but good cause there is not much yellow cars so they know if there at your house if you need medical attention B-) 🙂 making dye.

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