Beam deflecters

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  1. stonflo

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    Do you have to have the beam reflecters on or just carry them.(France and Swizerland)?
    Mike
     
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    Gotta be used.
     
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    You need them fitted.
     
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    Defo need them on, otherwise your beam will be shining wrong position. We usually do ours in the chunnel.
     
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    If beam deflectors are so important why dont they sell them in France & Holland for people travelling to the UK? I have never seen a frenchman at Calais fitting deflectors to his/her vehicle before getting on the ferry. I know lots of brits who dont bother fitting them to their vehicles & have never known one get stopped for not having them.
     
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    That is because foreign vehicles, when dipping ,do not dip to the right ( as opposed to the UK's dipping to the left) & lighting the kerb area.They have a flat beam that is up or down, so don't need hem.
     
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    Maybe because a lot of us endeavour to be more considerate to other road users?:rolleyes:
     
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    Personally I think its because the Brits always get conned eg "You must have a breathalyser kit in your vehicle to drive in France" I wonder how many funsters have one of those in their glove compartment...............& it was never made law, it was only proposed so the ferry companies & AA jumped on the bandwagon & loads bought one.
     
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    I saw them for sale on the ferry. ..for both the Uk and abroad.
    We havent took ours off. At £6.99 its a rip off for the cost it must take to make them.
     
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    We forgot to take ours off after the summer and the van passed its MOT with them on.

    I think I will just leave them on now.

    We hardly ever drive in the dark anyway in the van.
     
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    On Brittany ferries you can buy deflectors suitable for both UK vehicles in Europe and vica versa.

    Our Sprinter based PVC has a small lever on each headlight that enables us to switch the lights to dip either to the left or the right .
     
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    Breathalysers still on sale in our local Halrauds yesterday, in a display box containing a warning that they are compulsory in France.

    Pointed out to the salesperson this wasn't true, got a shrug and a "It's nothing to do with me"

    Hymie.
     
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    Buy them in packs of ten pairs from eBay - works out a lot less per set.
     
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    We had a set on our last van for 11 years of the 8 mot's in that time it only ever received 2 "advisories" for headlight deflectors.

    We went to the same garage every year with the same tester :LOL:
     
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    Hubby said what Gus said, it's just the UK that project to the left, others are flat beams. UK is so backward on absolutely everything ! :( On the subject of breath testy things tho, I thought they were compulsory ? We've carried ours years and not used them. They say that the police refuse to enforce the law there too, we've seen the patrols nipping into a lunch area with a glass of wine lol !!!
     
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    I have difficult in fitting them on the Boxer
    headlights. Mayebe they are right or wrong I dont know. Never go out at night as its too dark.
     
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    Or possibly forward.

    I rather like the fact that our dipped beams project further along the kerb without dazzling oncoming drivers.
     

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