It is imperative to know the rules for installing DRL on a car. Failure to comply with the regulations entails the imposition of a fine, even if the light sources are installed, but with violations of the adopted parameters. It is not difficult to understand the issue, there are only a few requirements, knowing which you can eliminate problems and ensure safe traffic during the day.
Fines for running lights
Requirements for the use of DRL are spelled out in the traffic rules and any violations may result in a fine. Everything is quite simple here:
- When driving without running lights or other permitted option, a fine of 500 rubles is imposed. Moreover, if the violation periodically repeats, the amount will not change, a receipt for 500 rubles will still be issued.
- If a lamp in one of the light sources burns out or a diode in an LED element fails, you will also have to pay a fine the amount of 500 rubles. Here everything is the same as in the paragraph above, with a repeated violation, the amount will not increase.
- Another reason for a fine (also in the amount of 500 rubles) is heavy pollution of light sources. If you drive on the highway for a long time in winter or when a lot of dirt rises from the road, DRLs become so dirty that they are practically invisible. Therefore, from time to time it is worth stopping and checking this moment.
- If the driver has not had any traffic violations in the last six months, the inspector may confine himself to a warning. It is worth remembering this in order to emphasize when communicating that there have been no violations for a very long time.
By the way! If you pay the issued fine within the first 20 days, there is a 50% discount. That is, when the driver does not delay the payment, he can save 250 rubles, which is also important.
Traffic rules for DRL
In the Traffic Rules of the Russian Federation, the basic requirements for navigation lights are spelled out in paragraph 19. It is worth highlighting only the important information:
- In clause 19.5 it is specified that when driving in the daytime, the car must turn on the dipped beam headlights or daytime running lights, if available in the structure.
- P. 19.4 indicates that fog lights can be used as an alternative to DRL or dipped beam during the daytime.
If we consider the comments to the traffic rules and study the recommendations of experts, we can highlight the following options for lighting devices used in the daytime:
- Standard daytime running lights.
- Low beam.
- High beam headlights operating at 30% of power. < li> Fog lights.
- Turn signals always on.
Different models have features of using DRLs, so it's worth figuring out which of the options will be optimal. It must be remembered that driving with dimensions is a violation of traffic rules, as well as driving with running lights in the dark. They cannot replace the low beam in poor visibility conditions.
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