December 14, 2017

Rules About Lights When Driving

Many drivers think lights are all about nighttime driving – but there are many instances when you should use them even during daylight hours. For instance, your brake lights should come on when your foot touches the brake pedal, but should not be used continuously when in stationary traffic due to the glare for drivers behind you.

Your vehicle’s headlights and headlights should also be used in daytime hours when visibility is reduced. As soon as visibility improves you must turn your fog lights off to avoid dazzling other drivers. Dipped headlights should be turned on to ensure you can be seen at dusk, dawn or in dull weather.

Indicator lights are equally important and should be used by way of informing other road users where and when you are turning into a new road, pulling off or exiting a roundabout.

Hazard warning lights should be used only when your vehicle is stationary, to warn other road users that you are temporarily obstructing traffic. If your car is being towed on a motorway or unrestricted dual carriageway and you need to warn road users behind you of a hazard/obstruction ahead, it is also acceptable to use your hazard warning lights in this case.

Safe driving from Britannia!