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Driving lessons rules from Orpington automatic Driving School

Highway Code

    Each week Orpington Automatic Driving School will feature an important Highway Code Rule and Law that is often disobeyed by bad drivers...


The consequence of disobeying the Highway Code:

    In any insurance assessment, the act can be adjudged as being 'at fault'

    This will mean you risk your 'No claims bonus' whether the crash is your fault or not. Also, clearly if what you do is contrary to the law, you risk prosecution...

Lighting requirements: Highway Code and the LAW

Highway Code: Rule 114 & LAW RVLR reg 27

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

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

This means that if you use fog lights at any time when visibility is not seriously reduced, and someone drives into you, it could be, at least partly your fault if the other driver claims they were dazzled by your fog lights. This could cost you your insurance no claims bonus and a prosecution...

RVLR = The Road Vehicles Lighting Regulations 1989