Drivers could face a £1,000 fine for flashing lights at other cars – ‘Not worth the risk!'


In the most extreme cases, obstructing a police officer can attract a maximum of one month’s imprisonment, however, it is highly unlikely a driver would ever be given a prison sentence for flashing their lights.

The RAC says: “Headlight flashes should only be used to warn drivers of your presence on the road.

“Simply put, it’s open to misinterpretation (particularly as it means different things in other countries), so think carefully before you reach for the beams.”

The Highway Code adds: “Only flash your headlights to let other road users know that you are there.



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