Tuesday, October 20

So you have to use the car lights to avoid being fined

The DGT has shared a tweet in which it shows how the lights should be used to avoid some of the fines that are usually imposed. Car lights are one of the fundamental elements for our safety since 90% of what we perceive comes to us through sight. Taking this into account, it is especially important to have good lighting to see and be seen … but it is also key to know how we should use the optical groups. This is how you should use your lights to avoid a silly traffic ticket. Through its social networks, the General Directorate of Traffic has taken the opportunity to review how we should activate (correctly) the low beams, the fog lights and the high beams. They are included among the mandatory ones and although it seems that their use is the simplest, there are many drivers who doubt when it comes to using them. We review the use of #lights: 💡Remember that daytime running lights are NOT a substitute for dipped beams. Use the fog lights only in fog, rain or dense snow and remove them later. AmbiaChange the long lights when vehicles come in front. https://t.co/SwnmljpoXp pic.twitter.com/BBCDndhc6O – Dir. Gral. Traffic (@DGTes) September 28, 2020 We tell you what options you have if you want to buy an iPad in 2020, Apple has renewed the range of tablets and the offer has been expanded, here you will know all the models and their characteristics. Crossing lights Commonly known as low beams, we must use them at night, in tunnels, reversible and additional lanes and in those enabled to circulate in the opposite direction. When it is daytime we will have to turn them on whenever there is fog, abundant rain, snow, dust or smoke. Traffic recommends us to circulate with them during the day to facilitate the distinction of the different vehicles and reminds us that daytime running lights do not replace this short-range lighting. Long lights The General Traffic Regulation establishes the obligatory nature of their use between sunset and sunrise when we drive out of town or on insufficiently lit roads. They will be necessary at any time of day for tunnels and sections affected by the ‘tunnel’ signal that are not sufficiently illuminated. To these cases we must add the situations in which weather or environmental conditions reduce visibility and when we are driving at night. Finally, they will be mandatory when there is not enough lighting. How to detect this need? Very simple: when we cannot read the license plate of a car located ten meters away or when we cannot distinguish a dark-colored car at fifty meters. On the opposite side of the scale we find the cases in which it is forbidden to drive with high beams: on sufficiently illuminated roads such as motorways and expressways, when our car is stopped or parked, in urban areas and when there is the possibility of dazzling other drivers. Fog lights We finished with the fog lights, a reinforcement that we must use when the main lighting is not sufficient due to heavy rain, snow or thick fog. The front ones help us to follow the lines of the edge of the road and the rear ones serve to signal our situation. In any case, we should only turn them on when conditions are especially unfavorable because they can bother other users. Fines Using the lights incorrectly is punishable by fines that can range from 80 to 200 euros. For example, if you drive with long-range or road lighting causing glare to other drivers, you will have to face the highest punishment. The same amount, 200 euros, would correspond to you if you connect the fog without the weather conditions forcing it or if you drive with the lights off in low light conditions. This article was published in Autobild by Elena Sanz Bartolomé.


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