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Amber lights on vehicles?

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  • 30-06-2018 9:38pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 28


    Are you allowed to put amber lights on your personal owned vehicles?


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  • Registered Users Posts: 12,941 ✭✭✭✭flazio


    MasterLeia wrote: »
    Are you allowed to put amber lights on your personal owned vehicles?

    For what purpose?


  • Registered Users Posts: 28 MasterLeia


    flazio wrote: »
    For what purpose?

    Two scenarios:
    1. For the sake of having it
    2. Extra safety for example when you are in an accident scene you put them on to alert other drivers


  • Registered Users Posts: 29,294 ✭✭✭✭Mint Sauce


    MasterLeia wrote: »
    Two scenarios:
    1. For the sake of having it
    2. Extra safety for example when you are in an accident scene you put them on to alert other drivers

    Point 2. Is that not what Hazards are for?

    Amber lights are usually on service vehicles, as a warning light, but don't have or give any preference as an emergency service, or any ROTR exception.


  • Registered Users Posts: 28 MasterLeia


    Mint Sauce wrote: »
    Point 2. Is that not what Hazards are for?

    Amber lights are usually on service vehicles, as a warning light, but don't have or give any preference as an emergency service, or any ROTR exception.

    Yeah true but you can never have too much lights huh? :D
    So you are allowed to yeah?


  • Moderators, Education Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 10,431 Mod ✭✭✭✭artanevilla


    No is the short answer.

    Long answer is Noooooo.

    Longer answer: No lamp (other than direction indicators) fitted to a vehicle shall show or be constructed or adapted so as to be capable of showing a flashing light unless such light is invisible to persons outside the vehicle.


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  • Posts: 14,344 ✭✭✭✭ [Deleted User]


    flazio wrote: »
    For what purpose?



    What would that matter? Purpose presumably wouldn't change the legality?



    I'm pretty sure you can put amber lights on anything, OP. They don't really mean anything as far as I know, except 'hazard' warning.




    Very much open to correction though.


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,262 ✭✭✭markpb


    No is the short answer.

    Long answer is Noooooo.

    Longer answer: No lamp (other than direction indicators) fitted to a vehicle shall show or be constructed or adapted so as to be capable of showing a flashing light unless such light is invisible to persons outside the vehicle.

    That law is obviously routinely ignored. Every vehicle which is permitted to be airside at a airport (airport service vehicles, handling company service vehicles, some courier vehicles) are required to have orange strobes. A lot of vans are fitted with them (road construction vans, some of the vans owned by the DB bus stop advertisers, some of the vans owned by Luas tram-stop cleaning contractors, FCC park ranger vans, some DCC vehicles and plenty more.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,362 ✭✭✭davetherave


    S.I. No. 695/2011 - Road Traffic (Lighting of Vehicles) (Blue and Amber Lamps) (Amendment) Regulations 2011

    EXPLANATORY NOTE

    (This note is not part of the Instrument and does not purport to be a legal interpretation.)

    These Regulations update the statutory provisions in relation to the use of flashing blue or amber warning lights on certain vehicles. Under the Regulations, blue flashing lights may be used on vehicles used by the Gardaí, a fire service, an ambulance service, the Irish Coast Guard, Military Police vehicles, the Irish Prison Service and vehicles used for the delivery or collection of human transplant organs, human blood or human blood products.

    Amber lights may be used on a breakdown vehicle, a road clearance vehicle, a road works vehicle, a vehicle used in the collection and disposal of refuse, a vehicle used in the provision or maintenance of telephone services or of gas or electricity supply and a Customs and Excise patrol vehicle.


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