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Of course, as always, be sure to respect any local parking restrictions indicated on the side of the road. These are not usually found in residential areas. But they also have a second purpose – like a parking light – and in some situations you are required by law to keep them on, even after leaving your car parked. It is important that you know how to check your lights and bulbs in case they stop working. It`s like a rather rare show. And to some extent, many car and van drivers choose not to follow these parking laws to the letter – especially in more obvious residential areas – believing that the police are quite lenient as long as common sense has been applied and no obstacles have been created. The use of side lights for parking is considered by some to be a classic example of a grey area in the law, with a reasonable approach often used by authorities. In fact, it`s a crime to keep them on while they`re stopped on the side of the road, as they can dazzle oncoming drivers. All other vehicles and trailers – and all vehicles with projecting loads – should not be left without lights on a road at night. The legal requirements are 75% of the light through the windshield and 70% of the light through the side window on the front doors. Backdoor windows and rear windows are not included in this requirement, so they can be tinted as strongly as you want.

For example, a battery designed with 80 ampere-hours should theoretically be able to handle 32 hours of uninterrupted use of side light, although this is never recommended. For a rough estimate of how long you can safely leave on your side lights, find your vehicle`s ampere-hour rating. Exhaust gases The vast majority of exhaust gases with large or large boreholes are illegal for use on public roads. The fact that they were able to pass a TÜV test is irrelevant as it only verifies compliance with exhaust and emissions regulations. However, we have devices that allow us to measure decibels. When in doubt, in the interest of safety and legality, you should always follow these parking laws. So when exactly do you need to use your parking lights and what could happen if you don`t? Although they are not standard, some vehicle models allow the driver to integrate the use of his screen when he turns on his parking lights. Side lights are not as bright as headlights and are therefore used by drivers to make themselves more visible to other vehicles during periods when it is not dark enough for the main lights.

In the UK, we use the term side lights to describe the small lights in the front corners of your car, usually in the headlight unit itself. It is a criminal offence to display a red light at the front of a vehicle (including a reflector) and a white light at the rear, unless reversed. These breaches are dealt with by a fixed non-endorseable penalty notice of £50. It does not matter whether the lights are mounted inside or outside the vehicle, only that the light can be seen from the outside. This can also include neon lights mounted under or to the side of a vehicle and red LED windshield washer nozzles. Green traffic lights can only be attached to doctors` vehicles. Unlike headlights, side lights operate at low power and are designed to stay on for a long time without draining your vehicle`s battery – this certainly shouldn`t be an overnight problem. There will be a position for side lights, headlights and usually a separate button or switch to activate your fog lights. Stretch tires are illegal and could invalidate your insurance. This could result in prosecution for the dangerous condition of the vehicle, namely section 40A of the Road Traffic Act 1988, and is subject to a fixed penalty notice of £100 and three penalty points noted on your driving licence or reported to the court. If the road has a speed limit of 30 mph or less, you don`t have to stay on your side lights as long as: However, since the speed limits here are less than 30 miles per hour, you can still park without your lights as long as you meet the other criteria.

Your parking lights can be turned on and off by turning the dial in the right position. As long as they follow the qualification rules, these vehicles do not have to drive on side lights when parking at night on a road with a speed limit of less than 30 miles per hour: Side lights should also be on if your vehicle is parked on a road in fog for unavoidable reasons. If your head hasn`t been buried deep in the Highway Traffic Act lately, it`s worth remembering that all vehicles should display parking lights – side lights – when parked on a road (or rest area) with a speed limit of more than 30 miles per hour. Almost all the light switches of modern cars are mounted either on the dashboard, on the right side of the steering wheel or at the end of the handle of the turn signal.