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Safety check category B

Lights

1. Check that the braking lights are working.
Back up against a wall and take a look in the mirror to see if all the brake lights are on. Another solution is to place the warning triangle cover on the brake pedal and push the seat tight, so that the cover is pressed on the brake pedal. Then you can go behind the car and see if the brake lights works. If the brake lights do not light up, it could be a blown fuse or a broken light bulb.

If you have a passenger with you, get them to help you.
2. Is it safe to drive with no working brake lights?
It is prudent to drive carefully to the nearest car workshop.
3. Check if the hazard lights are working.
The hazard light is the button with the red triangle. Press the button and walk around the car to check that all the hazard lights are working. The hazard lights must only be used in conjunction with parking lights or no lights at all.

4. Name a situation where you must use the hazard lights.
In the event of an emergency stop.

Press the button with the red triangle to turn on the hazard light.
5. Check the alignment of the low beam.
Turn on the lights, drive into a wall, and see if there comes light from both lights. Walk in front of the car with the low beams on. You should not be blinded. If you do, it could be a bulb that has been installed incorrectly.

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. The fog lights can only be used together with parking lights.

8. What is the drawback of using the front fog lights incorrectly?
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.
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