Reversing 'bleeper'

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    In my opinion, they are a great idea, BUT totaly illegal except on commercial type vehicles over a certain weight, motorhomes do not qualify. :Doh:
     
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    Thank you for pointing this out.

    Now I'll have to remove it!:ROFLMAO:
     
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    Can you post the source of this information please.
     
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    I have them but cant here them when reversing, I am 34 ft away from them.

    What does annoys me is people who do walk behind any reversing vehicle, surely 50% of them are drivers so must realise that you cant see in every direction while revering.

    It's one of my real hates:Angry:
     
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    Come on, John - most of the drivers that I meet when I am out in my RV can't see ahead of them - let alone behind them!

    And very, very few of them can 'read' the road in order to take action before they have to.

    How many people do you see speeding up the third lane of a motorway even though you can see a bank of red lights spread across the entire width of the motorway?

    Jim's photograph of the man with his head stuck up his bum is very suitable here - people only see what they want to see - everything else is blocked out.
     
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    Construction and Use Regulations sect. 99 sub.sect. 3 a. as I understand it.
    I don't know which bit the use after a certain time at night comes under.
     
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    IMHO, safety comes first. can't see anyone being prosecuted for fitting/using one. best way to wire is between reversing light and tail light. then only works when lights switched off.

    des
     
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    Couldn't agree more des. :thumb:
     
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    Hi,
    I fitted a "proper" one of these some years ago and when correctly wired it works with lights off, cuts out when lights on and works again with lights AND rear fog light on:whatthe: don't ask me why,
    Regards,
    Chris
     
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    reversing beeper

    they look a good idea.
    they may wake someone up who is daydreaming behind your van.
    i'd leave yours connected as i can't seriously see you being prosecuted for using them.
    i just shout out of the window, or use mrs bevo at the back.
     
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