Requirement to carry Spare Lamps
I understand that it is a requirement to carry a full set of spare lamps when driving on the continent, although this is not a bad idea at any time. However, what is the position where a car is fitted with Xenon lamps and /or LED lamps? Are these included or are they specifically exempted from the rule?
There are 40-odd countries on the Continent, each of which has its own laws ...
To the best of my knowledge, there are no exceptions for 'normal' vehicles.
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Unusual driving laws abroad
France – all drivers are required to carry a breathalyser
Scandinavia – it is illegal to drive without headlights, even in daylight
Spain – if you need to wear glasses, you are required to carry an additional pair when driving
Germany – it is illegal to drive without Winter tyres at certain times of the year
Belarus – it is illegal to drive a dirty car
Spain – in some cities, cars must be parked on different sides of the road according to the day of the week
Serbia – compulsory equipment to be held by driver includes a tow bar and 3m rope
Russia – it is forbidden to pick up hitchhikers
Back in the late 70s or early 80s, Uxbridge was gridlocked because of a dirty bus. There was some kind of labour dispute at the Bus Depot and the buses weren't being cleaned. Police stopped a double decker bus and insisted it had to be washed before it could continue. (Tail lights and number plate were completely illegible.) Eventually three guys arrived with a 'cherry picker' to clean the bus at the roadside, and had to double park next to it. Originally, they just tried to clean off the lights and number plate, but the PC who had stopped it was adamant that the whole thing had to be cleaned as he was quoting a law that states that buses have to be clean.
Not having a go at you Davesdad - that was a fascinating collection of facts for someone totally UK bound!
Originally Posted by davesdad
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