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ROAD SAFETY ROAD RULES 2017 - REG 218

Using headlights on high-beam

    (1)     The driver of a vehicle must not use the vehicle's headlights on high-beam, or allow the vehicle's headlights to be used on high-beam, if the driver is driving—

        (a)     less than 200 metres behind a vehicle travelling in the same direction as the driver; or

        (b)     less than 200 metres from an oncoming vehicle.

Penalty:     5 penalty units.

Note

High-beam and oncoming vehicle are defined in the dictionary.

    (2)     However, if the driver is overtaking a vehicle, the driver may briefly switch the headlights from low-beam to high-beam immediately before the driver begins to overtake the vehicle.

Note

Low-beam and overtake are defined in the dictionary.

Examples

Example 1

Using headlights on low-beam when travelling less
than 200 metres behind another vehicle travelling in
the same direction

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Example 2

Using headlights on low-beam when travelling within
200 metres of an oncoming vehicle

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