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There was a case of a fellow doing just that, turning his lights on and off.  He had his case heard in court and lost.  The judge saying that oncoming drivers would be “dazzled” by the headlights, despite it being low beam and daylight.
 

The law was introduced to stop drivers warning of radars, despite it having the desired result of slowing the speeding drivers.  So it’s not about safety.

 

Slightly off topic,  Years ago there was a radar setup, white Charger years ago, and some enterprising young  boys made up some signs.  One saying “radar ahead“, which they held up before the radar and the other saying “ Wasn’t that worth $1.  After some time, the unsuccessful revenue, sorry radar car, packed up and drove down the road and discovered the boys with the second sign.  Taken to court, the boys were fined the sum total of their earnings, around $17.  Their signs also had the “desired” effect...or did it?

 

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Just out of left field has anyone seen the big traffic cues that bank up behind a cop car that's doing the speed limit.  

Seems like the majority of drivers drive a little quicker than posted speed limits they become mobile traffic jams.

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On 21/11/2020 at 18:50, OZ930 said:

it is illegal

Is it illegal to just turn your low beams on and off or is it only illegal to use the flash function that operates the high beams at on coming traffic?

 

11 hours ago, dobbo said:

Just out of left field has anyone seen the big traffic cues that bank up behind a cop car that's doing the speed limit.  

Seems like the majority of drivers drive a little quicker than posted speed limits they become mobile traffic jams.

I’m surprised that there is a cop doing the speed limit. All the ones around here drive over it.

 

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I asked Mr Google and he said...

There is no specific Road Rule in NSW that states that you are not allowed to dip yourlights to warn other road users that the police are ahead. However, you could receive an infringement if a police officer was to allege that while you were warning another driver, you are also likely to dazzle them.

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Spotted the first one yesterday with no signs.

No one was blinking warning. 😥 

Gotta laugh at how F U the world is today. 😂😁😀😄😅

Too scared to blink a beam or too busy ce htxting? 😂

Anyway, it's on. Same place it always is, so no biggy.

 

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Many years ago ( early 80's ) the QLD Gestapo, oops sorry Police ( this was during Joh's reign ) trialled life size cardboard cut outs of the side of a Police car with a cardboard cop standing next to it on the Brisbane to Gold Coast Hwy.

Had a couple over the journey. Had the desired effect however that was the problem. Because everyone slowed down they weren't getting any revenue and the idea was quickly shelved.

If it was purely about saving lives this would be the cheapest and easiest way of achieving it.

 

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