£5,000 fine for wrong headlights
Flashing drivers to intimidate them, to signal they can proceed at a roundabout, or as a warning with a speed camera ahead of them is a violation of the road rules.
Rule 110 of Highway code states: “Blink only your headlights so other road users know you’re there.”
And 111 adds: “Never assume that flashing headlights are a signal inviting you to proceed.
“Use your own judgment and proceed carefully.”
Smaller on-the-spot fines of £100 are possible if title is wrong, but deliberately overusing them is much more serious.
Flashing someone by mistake to let them know they can continue is unlikely to result in a fine – but warning drivers about oncoming speed cameras is a whole different story.
If you are caught doing that, you could be charged with a violation of section 89 of the 1996 Police Act.
The law makes it an offense to “deliberately obstruct the police in the performance of their duties” and carries a maximum fine of £1,000.
If you are taken to court for an offence, you could face fines of up to £5,000 – plus nine penalty points on your licence.
These are the current rules and are not part of the new rules.
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