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Highway Code: Little known rule that means you could be fined £1000 for ‘saying thank you’ to other drivers

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Posted: 16/06/22 - 12:58
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Driving in London is something usually full of stress, traffic, and more traffic. Road rage is something most people have probably experienced but for those times that you do find yourself on the back of a very rare thank you, you might be surprised to know you could be heading for a £1,000 fine. There are ways of saying thanks to your fellow drivers that are actually illegal.

According to the Highway Code, it is illegal to flash your lights at any other drivers - even if your intention is good. Rule 110 of the Highway Code states: “Only flash your headlights to let other road users know that you are there… Do not flash your headlights to convey any other message or intimidate other road users.” If caught, drivers can be fined up to £1,000.

I Call Bull: Much like the last article I posted about #ClickBait fines https://bit.ly/3zCUSdG this is just another scare story that has never (and would never) be enforced

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15 days
4 upvotes
Technically true but anyone with any road sense at all knows whats what.
16 days
4 upvotes
Will the cost of new bulbs and their installation I can't imagine many flashing people any longer....
16 days
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Little known and even less enforced rule then!