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bob70

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    THOSE BLINDING BRAKE LIGHTS

    SEARCHING I FOUND THIS. The Road Vehicles Lighting Regulations 1989 You are here: 1989 No. 1796 PART III Regulation 27 Table of Contents Content More Resources Previous: Provision Next: Provision Plain View Print Options What Version Latest available (Revised) Original (As made) Opening OptionsExpand opening options Status: This is the original version (as it was originally made). This item of legislation is currently only available in its original format. Restrictions on the use of lamps other than those to which regulation 24 refers 27. No person shall use, or cause or permit to be used, on a road any vehicle on which any lamp, hazard warning signal device or warning beacon of a type specified in an item in column 2 of the Table below is used in a manner specified in that item in column 3. TABLE (1) (2) (3) ItemNo. Type of lamp, hazard warning signal device or warning beacon Manner of use prohibited 1 Headlamp (a)Used so as to cause undue dazzle or discomfort to other persons using the road. (b)Used so as to be lit when a vehicle is parked. 2 Front fog lamp (a)Used so as to cause undue dazzle or discomfort to other persons using the road. (b)Used so as to be lit at any time other than in conditions of seriously reduced visibility. (c)Used so as to be lit when a vehicle is parked. 3 Rear fog lamp (a)Used so as to cause undue dazzle or discomfort to the driver of a following vehicle. (b)Used so as to be lit at any time other than in conditions of seriously reduced visibility. (c)Save in the case of an emergency vehicle, used so as to be lit when a vehicle is parked. 4 Reversing lamp Used so as to be lit except for the purpose of reversing the vehicle. 5 Hazard warning signal device Used other than– (i) to warn persons using the road of a temporary obstruction when the vehicle is at rest; or (ii) on a motorway or unrestricted dual-carriageway, to warn following drivers of a need to slow down due to a temporary obstruction ahead; or (iii) in the case of a bus, to summon assistance for the driver or any person acting as a conductor or inspector on the vehicle. 6 Warning beacon emitting blue light and special warning lamp Used so as to be lit except– (i) at the scene of an emergency; or (ii) when it is necessary or desirable either to indicate to persons using the road the urgency of the purpose for which the vehicle is being used, or to warn persons of the presence of the vehicle or a hazard on the road. 7 Warning beacon emitting amber light Used so as to be lit except– (i) at the scene of an emergency; (ii) when it is necessary or desirable to warn persons of the presence of the vehicle; and (iii) in the case of a breakdown vehicle, while it is being used in connection with, and in the immediate vicinity of, an accident or breakdown, or while it is being used to draw a broken-down vehicle. 8 Warning beacon emitting green light Used so as to be lit except whilst occupied by a medical practitioner registered by the General Medical Council (whether with full, provisional or limited registration) and used for the purposes of an emergency. 9 Warning beacon emitting yellow light Used so as to be lit on a road. 10 Work lamp (a)Used so as to cause undue dazzle or discomfort to the driver of any vehicle. (b)Used so as to be lit except for the purpose of illuminating a working area, accident, breakdown or works in the vicinity of the vehicle. 11 Any other lamp Used so as to cause undue dazzle or discomfort to other persons using the road. ME BOB , 11 seems to fit the problem xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
  2. The problem of drivers sitting on there brake pedal ,when stopped at traffic lights, or queuing in traffic jams BLINDING THE DRIVER BEHIND , is getting worse and something needs to be done to stop this bad practice I have been driving for approx. 54 years now retired. 20,000 to 35,000 miles a year and it that time the main two things that really get me annoyed is drivers and there are plenty of then who seem to thinK it's not necessary to indicate . there ever complete idiots or just b,aufall drivers (DRIVERS CAUGHT NOT INDICATING SHOULD GET A FIXED PENALTY FINE) I have been doing a little survey over the last couple of weeks of drivers waiting at traffic lights , the lights are at red and i can see 9 cars in front of me guess what only one car has not got is brake lights on , as there is road works ahead 4 minutes later they're all still sitting there with their foot on the brake pedal and possible some with their foot on the clutch with the car in gear ? as you all know some of these modern cars have very powerful brake lights and it's not very nice for the driver behind or his passengers being blinded so why do they do it ???? this is what your supposed to do when stopping at traffic lights If the lights are red or amber slowdown using the foot brake , clutch down and once the car has stopped, put the gear stick in the natural position and put the hand brake on , now take your foot off the brake pedal, you can now sit there in comfort until the lights change to green .then put the clutch down and put gear stick into 1st gear , as you let the hand brake off let the clutch pedal up slowly and move off smoothly THERE NEEDS TO BE A SURVEY TO SEE HOW BAD THE PROBLEM IS,AND IF IT'S PROVEN AS A PROBLEM THERE NEEDS TO BE A TV ADDS ADVISING THE PUBLIC , LIKE DON'T HESITATE ALWAYS INDICATE BEFORE IT'S TO LATE DON'T BLIND THE DRIVER BEHIND YOU BY SITTING ON YOUR FOOT BRAKE WHEN STOPPED AT TRAFFIC LIGHTS PUT THE CAR IN NEUTRAL WITH THE HAND BRAKE ON AS TAUGHT . until the lights change to green