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The Road Vehicles Lighting Regulations 1989

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. PART I PRELIMINARY

    1. 1.Commencement, citation and revocations

    2. 2.Statement under section 43(3) of the Road Traffic Act 1988

    3. 3.Interpretation

    4. 4.Exemptions—General

    5. 5.Exemptions—Temporarily imported vehicles and vehicles proceeding to a port for export

    6. 6.Exemptions—Vehicles towing or being towed

    7. 7.Exemptions—Military vehicles

    8. 8.Exemptions—Invalid carriages

    9. 9.Exemptions—Vehicles drawn or propelled by hand

    10. 10.Provision as respects Trade Descriptions Act 1968

  3. PART II REGULATIONS GOVERNING THE FITTING OF LAMPS, REFLECTORS, REAR MARKINGS AND DEVICES

    1. 11.Colour of light shown by lamps and reflectors

    2. 12.Movement of lamps and reflectors

    3. 13.Lamps to show a steady light

    4. 14.Filament lamps

    5. 15.General requirements for electrical connections

    6. 16.Restrictions on fitting blue warning beacons, special warning lamps and similar devices

    7. 17.Obligatory warning beacons

    8. 18.Obligatory lamps, reflectors, rear markings and devices

    9. 19.Restrictions on the obscuration of certain obligatory lamps and reflectors

    10. 20.Optional lamps, reflectors, rear markings and devices

    11. 21.Projecting trailers and vehicles carrying overhanging or projecting loads or equipment

    12. 22.Additional side marker lamps

  4. PART III REGULATIONS GOVERNING THE MAINTENANCE AND USE OF LAMPS, REFLECTORS, REAR MARKINGS AND DEVICES

    1. 23.Maintenance of lamps, reflectors, rear markings and devices

    2. 24.Requirements about the use of front and rear position lamps, rear registration plate lamps, side marker lamps and end-outline marker lamps

    3. 25.Requirements about the use of headlamps and front fog lamps

    4. 26.Requirements about the use of warning beacons

    5. 27.Restrictions on the use of lamps other than those to which regulation 24 refers

  5. PART IV TESTING AND INSPECTION OF LIGHTING EQUIPMENT AND REFLECTORS

    1. 28.Testing and inspection of lighting equipment and reflectors

  6. Signature

  7. SCHEDULES

    1. 1

      Obligatory lamps, reflectors, rear markings and devices

    2. 2

      Front position lamps

    3. 3

      Dim-dip devices and running lamps

    4. 4

      Dipped-beam headlamps

    5. 5

      Main-beam headlamps

    6. 6

      Front fog lamps

    7. 7

      Direction indicators

    8. 8

      Hazard warning signal devices

    9. 9

      Side marker lamps

    10. 10

      Rear position lamps

    11. 11

      Rear fog lamps

    12. 12

      Stop lamps

    13. 13

      End-outline marker lamps

    14. 14

      Reversing lamps

    15. 15

      Rear registration plate lamps

    16. 16

      Warning beacons

    17. 17

      Side retro reflectors

    18. 18

      Rear retro reflectors

    19. 19

      Rear markings

    20. 20

      Pedal retro reflectors

    21. 21

      Front retro reflectors

    22. 22

      Diagram showing where unlit parking is not permitted near a junction

    23. 23

      Example of marking showing the vertical downwards inclination of the dipped-beam headlamps

  8. Explanatory Note

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