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    Talking to a m8 at work yesterday, he reckons that it is legal to drive in a built up area (i.e with street lighting) at night with only your sidelights on. I reckon he's talking out of his rear end but can anyone settle our debate?

    My other car. 1972 1641cc slammed beetle. On the road finally!!

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    erm id personnally say thats defently a case for dangerous driving well worth a pull but im no police officer mlc, robbie and the others will be along shortly.

    side lights (parking lights is there other name) should only be used while parked!

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    I'd agree with you on that (ie he's talking out his arrse), by the way what are sidelights?, I haven't turned my lights on for the last 2 1/2 years my headlights turn 'em selves on

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    Your mate is right, but I wouldnt agree with it

    http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/TravelAn...code/DG_070302

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    He is right you only have to have side lights on if there are street lights. Not wise but it's the law.

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    New day, something new to learn.

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    why would anyone want to do that?????????






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    So they can put their fog lights on instead. Word.

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    As robbie says, but i'd prefer to have the headlights on during anytime of darkness.

    Looking through the link above, this was just below it.

    direct.gov quote:

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    You MUST NOT
    • use any lights in a way which would dazzle or cause discomfort to other road users, including pedestrians, cyclists and horse riders
    • use front or rear fog lights unless visibility is seriously reduced. You MUST switch them off when visibility improves to avoid dazzling other road users (see Rule 226)
    In stationary queues of traffic, drivers should apply the parking brake and, once the following traffic has stopped, take their foot off the footbrake to deactivate the vehicle brake lights.
    This will minimise glare to road users behind until the traffic moves again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mitch1965 View Post
    As robbie says, but i'd prefer to have the headlights on during anytime of darkness.

    Looking through the link above, this was just below it.

    direct.gov quote:

    114


    You MUST NOT
    • use any lights in a way which would dazzle or cause discomfort to other road users, including pedestrians, cyclists and horse riders
    • use front or rear fog lights unless visibility is seriously reduced. You MUST switch them off when visibility improves to avoid dazzling other road users (see Rule 226)

    In stationary queues of traffic, drivers should apply the parking brake and, once the following traffic has stopped, take their foot off the footbrake to deactivate the vehicle brake lights.
    This will minimise glare to road users behind until the traffic moves again.
    Common sense in my world and nothing new. Nothing worse than the plum in front with their foot stuck on the brake! Fog lights, big no, no and I dish out tickets! It's not bit, it's not clever and it don't look cool, INNIT!

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