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Thread: LED message sign in car... Is it legal?

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    Default LED message sign in car... Is it legal?

    Got an cig lighter powered LED message sign which I've thought about putting in the rear window.

    Not going to display anything offensive, just thought it could be handy to be able to say "Camera on board" or "keep back" to tailgaters sometimes.

    Is it actually legal to do that or could I be in trouble? Can't take a risk with the number of points I have on my license!

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    i have seen driving school car advertising with these so should be legal mate.

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    I don't know about the legalities of putting one in the rear window .

    What if someone crashes into the back of you , while trying to get a closer look at your message .

    It would be ironic if a car behind you , hit you while trying to read a sign saying " Keep Your distance "

    You could have a sign saying , " If you can read this , You are too close " ........... L.O.L.

    http://www.google.co.uk/#hl=en&rlz=1...w=1024&bih=332

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    Perfectly legal, so long as it does not flash and the bulbs are not specific colours (blue, yellow, or white)

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    Can't see how they're illegal.

    Some of the traffic police use them.

    "Follow me"
    "turn off your foglights you retard"
    "use all lanes" etc

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Dave View Post
    Can't see how they're illegal.

    Some of the traffic police use them.

    "Follow me"
    "turn off your foglights you retard"
    "use all lanes" etc
    "Hello, Hello, Hello"

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    Remember seeing these for sale at the Scottish Custom Car show at Ingliston, long before the days of computer technology. You could choose to display 'Thanks' or 'Sorry'. All you need really!

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    Your default sign will probably be "Stop hogging the middle lane you inconsiderate idiot"

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    They're legal unless you display any message likely to cause offence to other road users, which rules out any insults or comments on their driving.

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    oh well thats 99% of all comments to other drivers then

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