Safety check category B

Lights

1. Check that the braking lights are working.
Back the car up against a wall and look at it in the rear mirror to see if all the brake lights are on. Another way to do it is to place the warning triangle on the brake and push the seat forward until the warning triangle is pressed on the brake. That way you can go to the rear end of the car and see if the brake lights are in order. If the brake lights do not work, it may be caused by a broken fuse or a damaged light bulb.

If you have a passenger with you, you can press the brake pedal and have someone go behind to check.
2. Is it safe to drive with no working brake lights?
No, they are crucial for communicating to other motorists that you are braking. Drive to the nearest car repair shop and get it fixed.
3. Check if the hazard lights are working.
Turn the hazard lights on, and walk around the car and check if all lamps are working.

4. Name a situation where you must use the hazard lights.
In the event of an emergency stop to mark your car, or in situations that require extra attention.

5. Check the alignment of the low beam.
Turn on the low beam, and then drive towards a wall to see if both lamps are working. Also check that they are pointed correctly.

Press the button with the red triangle to turn on the hazard light.
6. What is the draw side of incorrectly aligned headlights?
The lamps will blind oncoming cars and your sight in the dark will be reduced.

7. Check the front fog lights
Turn on the lights and then go out of the car to do a visual control.

8. What is the drawback of using the front fog lights incorrectly?
Blending, irritation and a fine.

9. Check the rear fog lights
Turn on the lights and then go out of the car to do a visual control.

10. What is the drawback of using the rear fog lights incorrectly?
It can blind other motorists, especially if driving in a queue.

11. Check the parking lights, rear lights and licence plate lights.
These lights are lit automatically when starting the engine. Walk around the car and do a visual control.

12. Name a situation where it is necessary to use the parking lights.
When parking or stopping in the darkness, where there are no other sources of light nearby.

13. Which lights should not be turned on together with the hazard lights?
The hazard light will not be visible if you have the headlights on.

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