Flashing lights

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  1. Ivory55

    Ivory55 Funster

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    When the aa or rac are towing a car with a transit van they have all their lights flashing . When a motorhome tows a car no flashing lights on. Should motor homes have big flashing light bars fitted on their roof to? Ivory55
     
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    no warning beacons are needed as the vehicle in tow is coupled as a trailer or better still on a trailer and there are functioning lights to the rear.

    the rac or aa etc use the flashing beacons only whilst attending to a breakdown and to warn other road users of a potential hazzard. towing a trailer is not necessarily a hazard to other road users:thumb:
     
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    in the real world, breakdown vehicles shouldn't have flashing/rotating amber lights on except at the roadside as a hazard warning....in much the same way as you will probably get stopped if driving normally with your hazard lights flashing.

    amber flashing/rotating lights when moving are a hazard warning of over-sized or dangerous loads....neither of which apply to a toad/trailer
     
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    The only flashing lights Iv seen are the blue ones :Wink::Wink:
     
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    I thought flashing hazard lights were for cancelling double yellow lines and those zig zag white lines around crossings......that's what people seem to use them for when they must park to get an urgent bottle of milk!!
     
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    The only reason there would be flashing lights on whilst towing would be to warn other drivers of a hazard. This could be that the vehicle is being towed on a rigid bar without it's own power, the vehicle on a dolly or spec is damaged and/or you are travelling at a much lower speed that the rest of the traffic.

    You may meet a vehicle with lights on along country lanes - this is more of a warning to you to slow and allow for a large vehicle, which may not be able to reverse - you mostly find this at night.
     
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    As a recovery truck driver we use as many lights as possible when loading on a main road or motorway. So that bloody mad sods can stop phoning texting or using lap tops and see us, once mobile you should not use any beacons or 4ways, this for a truck, vans or other cars should show a beacon if you have one, the vehicle being towed either on a bar, rope ordolly should NOT use 4 way flashers on move, nor should towing vehicle, if you put an on tow sign on rear that should tell others you are joined up and going slower, the aa rac and many others just like to show off, WHY. We all get so fed up with them we ignore them, don't concentrate and what happens !!!!!!!!.......... I get more work, :Angry::Angry::Angry::Angry::Angry:
     
  8. Ivory55

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    In a nut shell boys toys then, they have got all the lights and want to use them.
     
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