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Flanker37

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Flanker37 says:

Running Lights

Is it true that bikes need to have the lights on during the day now?

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bmwgs

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bmwgs says:

no not yet so you can turn off your lights on the way to work in the moring if you wont

nope.

1 of my bikes has no lights fitted at all.
other other bike only has the lights on if its dark.
its not law yet and i hope not for a long time.

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topgun44

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topgun44 says:

lights

you should always have your lights on light or dark and i think it should be law:blink:

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Flanker37

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Flanker37 says:

wasn't sure

thanks for that.


I remember reading that new cars are meant to be getting fitted with "day lights"

low power lights or LED's that are running all the time & cannot be switched off whilst the key is in.

My cousin has been telling me its the same for bikes. they have to run with low beam on during the day

I suppose it makes sense in a way.  But it cant do your battery any good

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littleredrooster

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Lights

Why can't it do your battery any good?

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eatcs01

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eatcs01 says:

lights

All motorbikes after 2003 have the headlights hard wired ON. But it's NOT law to have them on.

Cars after a certain year (can't remember which) have to have DRLs fitted, but again, it's NOT law to have them on.

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darich

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darich says:

I can understand

the first few cars or bikes with the lights on during the day....they stand out amongst the others.
But when every vehicle has lights on then everything becomes the same and it must surely reduce the effectiveness of them.

I found a website a while back that is campaigning for cars to have no daytime lights like the Audis do because it makes it harder to see bikes.

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jhonblight101

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hey!

yes I do agree with you.:smiley:

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Cypher6

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Cypher6 says:

LED running lights

It's not law, but advisable!

I strongly believe anything to get you seen is a good thing, equally I don't like riding around in bright day glo clothing! Black leathers all day long. 
As such I have added additional daytime running lights in the form of 4 x micro spotlights from Bikevis http://www.bikevis.com/ along with two 32 white led strips bought for £2 on eBay. All wired into my sidelights.
I also have 2x mini strobing brakelights mounted under my taillight for extra rear vis, and for night time I have an additional remote controlled Red LED underbody kit again created myself for less than £20! I have been followed by police on many occassions running all lights on and never been stopped. Last time I spoke to a police officer at a bike meet although he agreed the RED leds aren't technical legal to ride with, he thought they were a great safety feature to get the bike seen....

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bmwgs

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bmwgs says:

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i may fit a 2rd head light / or more lights on the front for night use as my lights or ant the best. but i do turn off all my lights if its blue sky and sunny.

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