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As far as I know it is not an offence to have flashing lights on top of your car unless you use them for either an illegal purpose or where it may cause an accident or you are purporting to impersonate a police officer. There is an american ex-police car which drives around my part of the world from time to time and as long as it doesn't cause a nuisance the police leave it alone - in fact I have seen them stop him for a lookover just for the fun of it. Now if you had balring two-tone horns as well that may be a different matter. Surely if I can put flashing lights on the roof of my house at Christmas why not my car
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Originally Posted by Tiggerz_SRi View Post
I'd have thought the ultimate was the behind the grill blue strobes like a unmarked plod car!
Funny I just left Mojo greenies and said the very same thing then scrolled down and read yours! lol
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thanks for all your feedback. well, don't want to put red lights on top of my car and run a siren. just to make the third brake light flashing few times before going solid. hope in this way the car behind will see me in time. have asked the guys who are selling such devices. here is their answer:

Basically, it is illegal to have brake lights that flash constantly as police have flashing red lights. The units will make your lights flash 6times and then enter the steady on condition. MOT wise the rear lights must come on and stay on whilst the brakes are applied, again as the unit will enter the steady on condition this is OK. It is worth noting that Mercedes are looking to offer the facility as an option and that the new GT40 has them as standard.

of course they have all the interest to sell such items, but is there somewhere written they are legal, or illegal?... just wondering what the insurance company would say about this...
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It is illegal for any vehicle at all other than a police vehicle to display a flashing red light.
Therefore i would not put any device on my car that would make the red brake light flash.

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The rules are the rear brake lights must stay on, but that only applies to the ones each side of the rear which all cars have by law.

Not all cars have the central high brake light so I cannot see any reason why that one cannot flash.

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