Block vehicle

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Flash lamps on an emergency vehicle

The term block vehicle describes a vehicle that marks a danger spot in road traffic and serves as protection for the forces involved. A danger point is also marked by appropriate barrier material or a traffic safety post.

Additional security material for the danger zone

Block vehicles are used in road construction, for example on motorway construction sites. The fire department engages in technical assistance on the road to block vehicles, often with appropriate additional lighting equipped rescue vehicles back.

Block vehicles are either completely ready-to-drive vehicles or consist of a trailer with a corresponding warning device (see traffic safety trailer ). The purpose of the vehicle is, on the one hand, to warn road users and, in the event of a rear-end collision, to limit the damage to the block vehicle and to protect and support the forces at the danger point.