A total of 4.6million road users are breaking the law and risk being hit with penalties such as heavy fines as well as posing a safety risk. Police could issue drivers with £100 on the spot fine and three penalty points on a licence for the offence.
“We realise that replacing blown bulbs on vehicles is not easy and have designed our own service to provide a low-cost option for motorists who need to replace their blown bulbs.”
However, she added it was “important” that the lights were changed as quickly as possible as blown lights did cause danger on the roads.
As well as helping you to see the road ahead, lights are crucial for enabling other road users to see where you are.
A car without any headlights may not be spotted by other motorists who could accidentally pull across you thinking the road was clear.
“Cars with defective lights can cause a danger on the roads, so it is important that if you cannot change the bulb yourself you have an expert do it for you.
“We know motorists have delayed essential repairs and many wait for their MOT but this is a false economy and such drivers risk falling foul of the law.”
Halfords analysis revealed that seven percent of road users had never checked their car’s headlights at all.
Meanwhile, 12 percent admitted to only checking their lights once in the past six months meaning many could have unknown faults.
A massive 39 percent of road users say they have avoided driving in the winter as they dislike travelling in the dark.
Drivers from Belfast were the worst in the study with a massive 24 percent of road users having defective lights on their vehicles.
Gloucester was the second-worst offending area with 18 percent of vehicles not up to the correct standards.
Norwich was the best-maintained area with just five percent of drivers suffering from faulty lights.
Published at Tue, 20 Oct 2020 10:24:00 +0000