Flashing can cost you big money

February 4th, 2015

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Using your high beams to warn oncoming drivers that there is a speed camera up ahead could be expensive

Many drivers flash their high beams to warn other motorists they are approaching a speed camera. But that friendly gesture could result in an empty wallet.

The fine for unauthorised use of high beams is 1,000 kroner, and the police said that they will enforce it.

“Trying to get people to slow down is a good thing, but flashing your lights is illegal and you will be fined for it,” Erik Mather, the head of the traffic department at South Zealand and Lolland-Falster police told DR Nyheder. “A driver blinded by high beams can lose their ability to see for several seconds, creating an extremely dangerous situation. That is why it is illegal.”

Keep your beams to yourself
Flashing high beams is only legal when warning another motorist of potential danger. It is not even allowed to flash a driver who is blinding you with their high beams.

READ MORE: Traffic violations get more expensive

“It can be very briefly said: the improper use of high beams is illegal,” confirmed Mather.


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