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Nov 07

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Front, side and rear reflectors - law

Now that more and more cars are sporting Daytime Running Lights I am thinking what I can do to make me stand out a bit more so reducing the chances of being hit. I don't want to light myself up like a Christmas tree but before I spend cash I wanted to know what the exact law is on reflective surfaces. I have a GS Adventure and the obvious route is to cover the panniers and crash bars in reflective tape. 

What is the law about reflectors? The obvious is red for rear and white for front. But what other colours are considered 'neutral' regardless of location and what is allowed on a side surface?


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  • Posted 3 years ago (26 November 2011 16:00)

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Mar 09

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Mar 10

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bmwgs says:


my bike had no reflectors fitted and is on a daytime mot. i just fit a red back one on for the mot then take it off when i get home.

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