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OnlineOneillmartin

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    Flashing beacons for marshals bikes
    « on: 2018-12-02 17:02:26 »
    Anyone have a idea where small plug in strobe lights can be got for front of bike for marshalling work

    Onlineexportman

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      Re: Flashing beacons for marshals bikes
      « Reply #1 on: 2018-12-02 18:28:45 »
      Hi


      Ebay and Amazon  but be aware they may not be legal if used in the UK

      OnlineDavid.

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        Re: Flashing beacons for marshals bikes
        « Reply #2 on: 2018-12-02 20:01:29 »
        They may not be legal if used in the UK.

        The Road Vehicles Lighting Regulations 1989, http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/1989/1796/regulation/13/made

        Sounds akin to using hazard warning lights when not stationary.

        From the Highway Code, "You MUST NOT use hazard warning lights while driving". Law RVLR reg 27
        « Last Edit: 2018-12-02 20:14:19 by David. »

        OnlineOneillmartin

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          Re: Flashing beacons for marshals bikes
          « Reply #3 on: 2018-12-02 20:52:08 »
          I’m in Ireland only want them for safety runs and cycles

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            Re: Flashing beacons for marshals bikes
            « Reply #4 on: 2018-12-02 21:53:27 »
            The Highway Code is for the UK inc. NI, this does not include the Republic of Ireland.

            In the R of I, looks like this "Rules of the Road" booklet applies, http://www.rotr.ie/Rules_of_the_road.pdf

            Page 42, "The use of flashing lights, with the exception of direction indicators, is solely reserved for Gardaí, ambulance and other designated service vehicles."
            « Last Edit: 2018-12-02 21:59:54 by David. »

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              Re: Flashing beacons for marshals bikes
              « Reply #5 on: 2018-12-02 22:37:13 »
              Surely orange flashers are only warning lights like tractors machinery etc

              OnlineDavid.

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                Re: Flashing beacons for marshals bikes
                « Reply #6 on: 2018-12-02 23:34:52 »
                In the UK (Highway Code),  "vehicles with a maximum speed of 25 mph or less (such as tractors) MUST use a flashing amber beacon". Law RVLR 1989, reg 17.

                Don't know if this applies to the R of I.
                « Last Edit: 2018-12-02 23:36:41 by David. »

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                  Re: Flashing beacons for marshals bikes
                  « Reply #7 on: 2018-12-03 16:54:15 »
                  Perhaps Bike Marshals Ireland could help, http://www.bikemarshals.ie/index.html

                  RSA.ie might be another source of information, http://rsa.ie/en/

                  Emergency Flashing Lights on Vehicles, http://rsa.ie/Documents/VS_Information_Notes/Vehicle_Parts/FAQs%20on%20Emergency%20Flashing%20Lights%20on%20Vehicles.pdf
                  « Last Edit: 2018-12-03 17:09:04 by David. »

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                    Re: Flashing beacons for marshals bikes
                    « Reply #8 on: 2018-12-06 17:13:35 »
                    From the Highway Code, "You MUST NOT use hazard warning lights while driving". Law RVLR reg 27
                    and it goes on to say,
                    You MUST NOT use hazard warning lightswhile driving or being towed unless you are on a motorway or unrestricted dual carriageway and you need to warn drivers behind you of a hazard or obstruction ahead.
                    « Last Edit: 2018-12-06 17:15:30 by beemerboy9 »
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                      Re: Flashing beacons for marshals bikes
                      « Reply #9 on: 2018-12-06 23:06:11 »
                      Such as yourself filtering (white lining) through the traffic!


                      In Belgium (different country different rules I know!)  it is the standard here that bikes have their hazards on while white lining it.