Motorists could be fined £1,000 just for flashing lights, under new Highway Code rules.
Motorists are being urged to familiarize themselves with Rules 110 and 111 – which could result in hefty fines for Britons if not followed properly.
Updated earlier this year, current state regulations allow drivers to flash their headlights only under specific circumstances.
It states: “Just flash your headlights to let other road users know that you are there.
“Do not flash your headlights to convey any other message or intimidate other road users.”
It added: “Never assume that flashing headlights are a signal inviting you to continue. Use your own judgment and proceed carefully. ”
However, motorists can be fined up to £1,000 for using their headlights differently.
Section 89 of the Police Act 1997 states that Drivers can be fined with large amounts of money or even being taken to court if they obstruct the police from doing their duty.
It says: “Any person who resists or knowingly obstructs the police in the discharge of their duties, or who assists the police in carrying out their duties, shall be guilty of a crime and subject to imprisonment.” term life in excess of one month or a fine not exceeding three on the standard scale, or both.”
Word study spam revealed that 9 out of 10 UK motorists think some or most of the headlights are too bright.
The majority of those surveyed said they often get dazzled while driving.
The data also shows that the situation appears to be getting worse, with 63% of drivers saying it is happening more than a year ago.
One in four people claim that they now dazzled more often and 1 in 10 motorists said it took them more than 6 seconds to regain vision after being dazzled.
Rod Dennis, a spokesman for the RAC, said: “If they’re not angled properly – or the driver in the oncoming vehicle forgot to put the headlights on – there’s a chance you could go blind.
“Modern LED headlight technology can also have an impact as the human eye responds to the so-called ‘blue light’ from LEDs differently from the ‘yellow light’ of conventional halogen headlights.”
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