You live in a different type of area. We are in semi built up area so quite often cars will be travelling relatively closely behind due to traffic density and speed.Them rear facing flashing trailer are not dazzling in the slightest.....
..... Provided the motor behind isn't so close up your erse it hasn't a hope in hell of seeing past for a safe overtake
Put a switch in lineI agree. I bought a new trailer and the orange led strobe light is always on when the side lights are on on the trailer, as you say it’s exactly at eye level when driving behind it in a car which must be really infuriating. I haven’t thought yet what I might do to sort it out.
There was a copper around here a few years ago who loved giving tickets out for using front and back work lights on the road . One lad argued that the front ones were legal . But unfortunatly he was driving a Deere and as the copper said the tractor puts a warning on the dash when you get over a certain speed to switch them offThe work lights one really gets me, are they not illegal to use on the road?
Mind no worse than led headlights
True ayeYou live in a different type of area. We are in semi built up area so quite often cars will be travelling relatively closely behind due to traffic density and speed.
NahIf your vehicle is even slightly over width (I think it’s 2.55m, not sure?) you’re obliged to use them on all roads I think.
50 km/h is still only 31mph and not all tractors would be capable of reaching that speed. When you consider that the majority of other road users on a dual carriageway are likely to be travelling at, or in excess of 70mph, it won't take long for them to be upon that tractor (or any other vehicle of an equivalent speed). There's definite safety benefits to other motorists if a tractor has the ambers on, on a dual carriageway, such as prompting others to anticipate, reduce their speed or get in the outside lane.Surely they should only be used to warn oncoming traffic of a potential hazard? Hedgecutting on a road side would be an ideal scenario, or in limited visibility conditions.
You sure as hell don't need them on when barrelling down a dual carriageway at 50 km/hr.
I’m not going to argue back and forth I agree the low level ones are a bloody nightmare I followed a smyth low loader in the dark with factory fitted strobes on the rear you couldn’t tell the difference between them and indicators and were blinding, they should be high level or not at all.indicators and brake lights tell other road users that you are turning off and slowing down all those flashing lights do is blind people so they can't see the other lights
Did you really just write that? An ambulance that travels above the speed limit at all times of night and day. An ambulance that every second counts, an ambulance that needs every car to move over…..Worst lights I've ever seen are on ambulances this past few years fitted with blue led's. In the dark they are seriously dazzling, normally end up seeing blue spots for a few mins after. Not safe imo. Should have a dimmer night setting