Haliburton County ambulances could be easier to spot in the future in an emergency.

The county will spend $326 per new ambulance it purchases but they will feature blue flashing lights instead of the traditional white ones.

The blue lights will only be for new ambulances.

Chief of Paramedic Services Tim Waite told county council the blue lights are more recognizable for emergency vehicles and also easier to spot at night, or in heavy fog.

The Highway Traffic Act was recently amended to allow non-police emergency vehicles to have the blue lights.

The county replaces its ambulances every five-to-seven years.

The recommendation to use blue lights was made at the County’s Emergency Services Committee last week, and formally approved yesterday at council.