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Flashing running lights?
« on: June 19, 2018, 08:36:32 PM »
Just putting it out there, what’s your opinion on flashing running lights like the cycles use? Or knight rider style light?
 May seem like your flashing people out? (uk- unwritten rule)
in uk high way code flashing is a warning by you on road
We know Flashing lights are for emergency vehicles although if attached to yourself is not part of motor vehicle.
Would you feel safer?

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Re: Flashing running lights?
« Reply #1 on: June 19, 2018, 08:52:47 PM »
I think they might be illegal on U.K roads, but would need to check   :002: 
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Re: Flashing running lights?
« Reply #2 on: June 21, 2018, 11:13:47 AM »
*Originally Posted by TYKE [+]
I think they might be illegal on U.K roads, but would need to check   :002:

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Re: Flashing running lights?
« Reply #3 on: June 21, 2018, 12:12:21 PM »
In the Uk you cant show a red light to the front, a blue light at all and all lights apart from indcators must be constant beam..
For what its worth I hink that cyclist with bright flashing lights are more noticable, but they are not moving as fast as you are..
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Re: Flashing running lights?
« Reply #4 on: June 21, 2018, 08:11:22 PM »
I've had a pedal cyclist knock me over at a junction because he was not under "control of his vehicle"

He smacked into me at a junction and then blamed me.
I had video, h
e was exposed.

I had to take private recourse to recover my damage costs.
I did.


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Re: Flashing running lights?
« Reply #5 on: June 21, 2018, 08:16:23 PM »
He hit my front wheel with his front wheel.

My front wheel was legally within the box as proven by my video.


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Re: Flashing running lights?
« Reply #6 on: June 21, 2018, 11:56:03 PM »
I was asking what’s your opinion on flashing lights?
I know they are illegal unless strapped to your person.
Would this be better to get your self seen as bicyclests use them know



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Re: Flashing running lights?
« Reply #7 on: June 22, 2018, 11:21:21 AM »
*Originally Posted by Dinodog [+]
I was asking what’s your opinion on flashing lights?
I know they are illegal unless strapped to your person.
Would this be better to get your self seen as bicyclests use them know
I would be careful about the wording of the law and the difference between the words 'attached' and 'displayed'. A copper who doesn't like them will feel quite happy to charge you for 'displaying' flashing lights even if they weren't 'attached' directly to the bike.
They do make you easier to detect, but in the UK, because of their association with telling other drivers that you are aware of them and won't be surprised if the pull out in front of you, I would suggest that flashing lights bring more risks then rewards.

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Re: Flashing running lights?
« Reply #8 on: June 22, 2018, 02:59:32 PM »
Very true

 



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