The SABS has warned motorists that they will be prosecuted if they add blue lights to the roofs of their cars or have any other coloured lights instead of standard issue.
The South African Bureau of Standards (SABS) has warned motorists that they will be prosecuted if they add blue lights to the roofs of their cars or have any other coloured lights instead of standard issue.
The SABS made the statement after incidents of motorists using blue lights in the North West that are supposed to be used only by police and traffic vehicles.
The police arrested a retailer who was selling the blue lights to the public. “He told the police that he did not know the lights were not meant for the public,” SABS spokesman Kenny Mathivha told CARtoday.com.
“The police also arrested several motorists who had the lights on their vehicles. The problem is there have been cases of people posing as police or traffic officials by using the blue light on their cars,” said Mathivha. These blue lights could also just confuse other motorists.
The spokesman said the law allowed only for law enforcement vehicles to display the blue light and anyone caught using one or selling one will be prosecuted.
The SABS also said that it is illegal to fit headlamps of different colours. It is not uncommon to see motorists with either yellow or blue radiance lights on the roads.
The bureau advised that motorists stick to the headlights or taillights fitted by the manufacturers. If the part needs to be replaced they should get the requirements from a local dealer of the brand of vehicle used. If anyone was unsure about the legality of their lights they should contact the SABS.
Now if we can just do something about drivers who replace the washer jets on their bonnets with little blue lights …
Original article from Car