Taking a bold step ahead, the government of India has banned dignitaries and top government officials from using red beacons on their vehicles from May 1. The ban will be applicable to everybody, including the president, prime minister as well the chief justice of India. In order to address the widespread use of red beacons in the country, the Supreme Court had first raised this issue and asked for restrictions in December 2013. Currently, only dignitaries specified by central and state government are allowed to use them. But this will now change.