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is it illegal??

mango850 Avatar
6y, 9m agoPosted 6 years, 9 months ago
if i was to change my front car lights to blue is it illegal??
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6y, 9m agoPosted 6 years, 9 months ago
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#1
Yeah 3 points and £80 fine, plus you would fail the mot.
#2
Only emergency vehicles may show blue lights. You may as well stick a huge sign on your car saying "stop me and fine me"
#3
I thought it was illegal to show blue lights on a vehicle, but maybe it's just flashing blue lights?

I see lots of lorries have blue lights on the front and I see some cars have like little blue lights in the headlights but they don't look the sort of cars to be unmarked police cars.

Really annoys me, xmas lights outside people's houses, particularly when they flash because there are trees infront, makes me think emergency services are needing to get through.
#4
if your a rude boi nah its not illegal

btw you actually mean [COLOR="Blue"]blue[/COLOR] lights or xenon ones which kinda look bluey/white
#5
thats why i asked because i see a few cars that have blue lights

nah not a rude boi just like to have a bit of colour to it
#6
christmas lights outside someones house can hardly be compared to a moving vehicle! that really made me lol!
#8
wulshaz
christmas lights outside someones house can hardly be compared to a moving vehicle! that really made me lol!


When you see flashing blue lights in your wing mirror what do you think they are?

Upon closer inspection of course you can see that it's lights on a house with trees blowing infront, but there are loads of them about (at xmas!) so you keep on seeing blue flashing lights in your wing mirror. Just annoys me.
#9


"Any driver can drive using blue lights without needing any higher qualification that a driving licence"

So anyone can do it??
#10
i think i can honestly say in all the years i have been driving i have never mistaken christmas lights for an emergency vehicle but then we are all different.
#11
Benjimoron
"Any driver can drive using blue lights without needing any higher qualification that a driving licence"

So anyone can do it??


No you bell, are you really that stupid?
#12
i often mistake the jingle bells noise for a police persuit vehicle !
#13
oh theres a difference??? the ones i got from tk are xenon look H4 blue. the bulb is big where as the xenon look H1 blue twin pack the bulb is smaller. any one know why this is please
#14
mango850
oh theres a difference??? the ones i got from tk are xenon look H4 blue. make sense to any one?


White = good,
Blue = bad,
judgement call on behalf of yourself tbh.. thus if you get a ticket its your fault.
#15
davelfc
No you bell, are you really that stupid?


I'm quoting from the site, it says that you just need a driving license?
#16
You are allowed to use bulbs which have a blue filter thus creating a blue light. However, they must be 'E' marked and meet ECE Regulation 37 which governs light output in Europe, to make sure they are fully road legal across Europe.

Personally I use Philips Bluevision bulbs on my car as it projects a subtle blue light and has a nice xenon effect.
#17
wulshaz
i think i can honestly say in all the years i have been driving i have never mistaken christmas lights for an emergency vehicle but then we are all different.


I've only really noticed it this xmas for some reason even though I've been driving for about 8 years.
#18
Benjimoron
I'm quoting from the site, it says that you just need a driving license?


Emergency services (excluding police) does not require additional driving experience except for your license is what it means..................

Tho i think its a bit silly really.. considering they still need to get there as quick as police....
#19
If you fit these or similar then you are ok regarding the law as these mimic the lighting installed on top of the range cars.

http://www.1stautobulbs.com/BlueBulbs.php
#20
"We are often asked where people stand on fitting blue, green or amber lights to their vehicles. Many people find the regulations difficult to read and interpret and are unsure about the use of lights on their vehicles. Because of this, we have put together a summary of the regulations in straightforward English!

Blue Light Exemptions

There is no authority that issues permission to use blue, green or amber lights on your vehicle. You must just follow the law.

Any driver can drive using blue lights without needing any higher qualification that a driving licence."

That's badly worded then, as it implies that they are answering the question asked in this OP and their answer is that "Any driver can drive using blue lights without needing any higher qualification that a driving licence."
#21
Benjimoron
"We are often asked where people stand on fitting blue, green or amber lights to their vehicles. Many people find the regulations difficult to read and interpret and are unsure about the use of lights on their vehicles. Because of this, we have put together a summary of the regulations in straightforward English!

Blue Light Exemptions

There is no authority that issues permission to use blue, green or amber lights on your vehicle. You must just follow the law.

Any driver can drive using blue lights without needing any higher qualification that a driving licence."

That's badly worded then, as it implies that they are answering the question asked in this OP and their answer is that "Any driver can drive using blue lights without needing any higher qualification that a driving licence."
#22
Inquisitor
Emergency services (excluding police) does not require additional driving experience except for your license is what it means..................

Tho i think its a bit silly really.. considering they still need to get there as quick as police....


Yeah, I see what they mean to say, but that's not what they actually say!
#23
timber
If you fit these or similar then you are ok regarding the law as these mimic the lighting installed on top of the range cars.

http://www.1stautobulbs.com/BlueBulbs.php


i guess the ones i got are ok then as they are xenon look h4 blue.


wow £18 for them??? i only paid £4 lol
#24
"There is no authority that issues permission to use blue, green or amber lights on your vehicle. You must just follow the law."

"Because of this, we have put together a summary of the regulations in straightforward English!"

"Any driver can drive using blue lights without needing any higher qualification that a driving licence."


It's just badly worded.
#25
mango850
i guess the ones i got are ok then as they are xenon look h4 blue.


wow £18 for them??? i only paid £4 lol


:thinking: yeah, and watch them blow in 2 months.. :thumbsup: also with pants lighting emissions..

for once branded stuff are better in this case..
#26
Benjimoron
"There is no authority that issues permission to use blue, green or amber lights on your vehicle. You must just follow the law."


Therefore.. Illegal to have INSTALL blue/green/amber LIGHTS. how difficult is that to understand? :thinking:
#27
Inquisitor
Therefore.. Illegal to have INSTALL blue/green/amber LIGHTS. how difficult is that to understand? :thinking:


Where does it say it's illegal? It just says that there isn't an authority that issues permission. There isn't an authority that issues me permission to go to the toilet, doesn't make it illegal.
#28
Benjimoron
Where does it say it's illegal? It just says that there isn't an authority that issues permission. There isn't an authority that issues me permission to go to the toilet, doesn't make it illegal.


If there isnt then your trespassing :roll:
#29
Erm.......why would you want blue lights anyway???
#30
why not?
#31
I have h4 blue tint lights there are only to be sold for show use. They are classed as illegal never been pulled for them mind. Only have them in my full beem ATM as they cost a bomb one went pop so took the other out
#32
mango850
why not?


Excellent reason. I feel embarrassed for asking :oops:
#33
dcx_badass
Because you look like a stupid chav?

might look oright if the whole car was blue like that song cos im blue,everythings blue:p
#34
mango850
why not?


try it, then ask the people who will pull you over in blue lights, im sure they'll give you a excellent answer.. then if not.. keep asking. they'll take you to their co-workers down town and explain to you better there :thumbsup:

Good luck with that and tell us the result!
banned#35
dcx_badass;7809189
Because you look like a stupid chav?

+1

and dont get me started on all those chavs who think its cool to have your front fog lights on all the time. Its not cool, just dumb and asking to get pulled up :whistling:

or those idiots who put their rear fog lights on in rain or the slightest bit of fog even though they are in a 20mph 10 mile long procession of traffic.
I put my full beams on when I meet these.

TURN THEM OFF OR EXPECT SOME POINTS! :whistling:

The Highway Code
http://www.highwaycode.gov.uk/index.htm
94: You MUST NOT
use any lights in a way which would dazzle or cause discomfort to other road users
use front or rear fog lights unless visibility is seriously reduced. You MUST switch them off when visibility improves to avoid dazzling other road users.
Law RVLR reg 27

201: You MUST use headlights when visibility is seriously reduced, generally when you cannot see for more than 100 metres (328 feet). You may also use front or rear fog lights but you MUST switch them off when visibility improves (see Rule 211).
Law RVLR regs 25 & 27

The Law:
http://www.opsi.gov.uk/SI/si1989/Uksi_19…
The Road Vehicles Lighting Regulations 1989 provide
"Reg 27. No person shall use, or cause or permit to be used, on a road any vehicle on which any lamp, hazard warning signal device or warning beacon of a type specified in an item in column 2 of the Table below is used in a manner specified in that item in column 3:
Front fog lamp
(a) Used so as to cause undue dazzle or discomfort to other persons using the road.
(b) Used so as to be lit at any time other than in conditions of seriously reduced visibility.
(c) Used so as to be lit when a vehicle is parked.
Rear fog lamp
(a) Used so as to cause undue dazzle or discomfort to the driver of a following vehicle.
(b) Used so as to be lit at any time other than in conditions of seriously reduced visibility.
(c) Save in the case of an emergency vehicle, used so as to be lit when a vehicle is parked."

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