Highway Code rule could see drivers hit with fine for using car lights

Cars with lights on at night
Drivers are being cautioned about a specific Highway Code rule concerning vehicle lights -Credit:Derby Telegraph

Drivers are being warned about a specific Highway Code rule concerning vehicle lights, which could lead to substantial fines if not adhered to. Ensuring safety is paramount when driving, and the Highway Code provides essential guidelines for road user protection.

It is crucial for drivers to stay informed of any changes to the Code, which is periodically revised. Rule 114 clearly mandates: "You MUST NOT use any lights in a way which would dazzle or cause discomfort to other road users, including pedestrians, cyclists and horse riders."

Specialists at Compare the Market have highlighted that misuse of full-beam headlights can be particularly problematic, potentially dazzling others and reducing their visibility. Violating this rule could result in drivers facing an unlimited fine and up to nine penalty points, reports the Liverpool Echo.

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In addition to light usage, there's also a call for drivers to undergo regular eye tests to ensure their vision meets the standards required for safe driving. Police officers have the authority to request an eyesight test from any driver they believe may have impaired vision.