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Article 100 Long-range or road lighting

1. Any vehicle equipped with long-range or road lighting that travels at more than 40 kilometres per hour, between sunset and sunrise, out of town, through under-lit roads or at any time of day through tunnels, underpasses and sections of track affected by the signal “Tunnel” (S-5) which are insufficiently illuminated, should have their headlights on, except when the headlights or full beam are used, in accordance with the provisions of articles 101 and 102, especially to avoid glare.

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The long range or full beam lights can be used alone or for short distances.


2. It is forbidden to use the long-range or full beam lights whenever the vehicle is stationary or parked, as well as the alternative use, in the form of flashes of long-range or full beam headlights, for purposes different from those foreseen in this regulation.


Some drivers often use their lights in the form of flashes to warn drivers of vehicles approaching of the presence of the police. This action, apart from being punishable, hinders the work of the police since if someone has nothing has to hide, they have nothing to fear.


Through these actions, drivers without a licence, under the influence of alcohol / drugs or transporting some kind of illegal substance or goods, elude control and we cannot stop them.


Remember; “Nothing to hide, nothing to fear!”


* The regulation states flashing the headlights can be made for the following reasons:

– To avoid a possible collision on narrow roads with many curves.

– To warn, out of town, the driver of another vehicle that you intend to overtake.

– To warn other road users of their presence, when driving as a non-priority vehicle (private vehicle) in emergency service.


3. The under-lit road is understood to be one in which, with a normal view, at some point of its roadway, the registration plate can’t be read at 10 metres or a darkly coloured vehicle can’t be distinguished from 50 metres.


4. Movement in which glare occurs to other users of the road and traffic without lighting in situations of lack or reduction of visibility shall be considered serious infringements, as provided in article 65.4.e) of the articulated text.

Sometimes after turning on the full beam lights, we forget to turn them off, dazzling other drivers. A similar circumstance is when we go through a foggy area, turning on the fog lights and not turning them off later.  In these instances, drivers who are approaching you from the opposite direction can alert you by flashing their lights to warn you that you forgot to switch them off.





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