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Old 02-02-2007, 13:31   #1
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Got pulled over yesterday and got told by the policeman that my blue led front sidelights were illegal. I told him i was not aware that i was breaking the law and he proceded to fine be 30.

Does anyone know what my rights were as i have been told by anumber of people that they should have given me 7 days to change them without a fine. Were they being b ellend s or were they right to fine me there and then.

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Old 02-02-2007, 13:50   #3
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a lot of cars don't even have sidelights so what do they care if yours are blue or pink?
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blue lights are reserved for emergency vehicles so are not allowed on normal cars
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Police vehicles in the UK and for that matter those used by the fire & ambulance services have blue flashing lights. Many emergency vehicles however are capable of showing flashing red lights to the rear - hopefully stops you getting rear ended! Flashing amber lights are used by break down trucks, council vehicles and the like; and doctors can use flashing green lights on their vehicles if being used in an emergency.
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isn't the law something like only white/amber lights at the front and red/white/amber at the rear... nothing else?

Emergency vehicles aside...
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cheers for all the info and the quick replies
should have i been given 7 days to change them.
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isn't the law something like only white/amber lights at the front and red/white/amber at the rear... nothing else?

Emergency vehicles aside...
very shaky - for the MOT its white/amber only at the front and red/while at the rear.
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very shaky - for the MOT its white/amber only at the front and red/while at the rear.
That's the point emps. If a car is pulled over and it wouldn't pass an MOT because of it's coloured lights then it is illegal. The same applies to any other aspect of the vehicle. Cats etc.....
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they are intittled to fine u mate as the blue sidelights are illegal sorry to say
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Old 02-02-2007, 14:39   #11
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defective

sorry too say this but if it was taken too an mot station it would be classed as defective light. your lucky the officer only issued that 30 and not revoke the mot and ask for it too be re mot. as they can be right people at times lol

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Police vehicles in the UK and for that matter those used by the fire & ambulance services have blue flashing lights. Many emergency vehicles however are capable of showing flashing red lights to the rear - hopefully stops you getting rear ended! Flashing amber lights are used by break down trucks, council vehicles and the like; and doctors can use flashing green lights on their vehicles if being used in an emergency.
Bazza Dont forget the Coastguard as well. We are the 4th emergency service (unlike the AA who had to add to their advert the line "to our members")

The letter of the law is that you should show red lights to the rear, amber to the side and either white or yellow to the front. However when it comes to other colours which cannot be confused with any of the above (ie green blue etc) it is a grey area as technically unless the blue lights flash it IS NOT illegal. Of course there is also nothing in writing under the MOT regulations to say that blue is illegal but it has become generally accepted that it is.
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either white or yellow to the front? aren't xenon lights blue?
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so blue lights on the front of the vehical arent illegal, unless they flash.
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Blue lights as a whole I'm not sure about, however if your sidelights were defective (i.e. not white or amber) then they can issue you with a fine. If you had normal sidelights AND different blue lights then the police probably wouldn't have stopped you (or would have found a different reason to fine you).
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angel lights are blue? and they pass MOT's??
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Blue lights are a funny subject, some say they are illegal, some say they are not. As far as I know if the bulb itself is visible or they flash then they are illegal, this would therefore make 90+% of them illegal. Not only that if that have not passed the required standards they are illegal. This also would mean almost all are illegal, forget about the bulls..t 'E' marks.

Not only that, but those who have blue sidelights tend be pillocks who drive around in the dark with just the sidelights on because they are under the misconception they are cool.

As far as I'm concerned whether it's illegal or not, in my eyes blue lights are for ******s.
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Not only that, but those who have blue sidelights tend be pillocks who drive around in the dark with just the sidelights on because they are under the misconception they are cool.
Ashy you're almost right. its usually sidelights and fog lights. i swear they need a good kicking.
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Hi People

Got pulled over yesterday and got told by the policeman that my blue led front sidelights were illegal. I told him i was not aware that i was breaking the law and he proceded to fine be 30.

Does anyone know what my rights were as i have been told by anumber of people that they should have given me 7 days to change them without a fine. Were they being b ellend s or were they right to fine me there and then.

Cheers
Lewis
you was vvv.unlucky to get a fine for sidelights! i had limo tints all round, blue sidelights, 100w blue headlight bulbs and no tread on 3 of 4 tyres and still only got a slap on the rist.. its only pety *crimes* to make da goverment more money 2 pay for bull**** like the 2012 olimpics!!
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Ashy you're almost right. its usually sidelights and fog lights. i swear they need a good kicking.
its mad how you come out with that! how much does someone with fog lights on or blue sidelights actuly affect your driving? its just one big scam 2 make money! if someone was doing credit card fraud on your account u would class that as a scam lol but not modifing your car because *they* say not too
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