To flash or not

RACV RoyalAuto magazine

Mobile speed camera

Is it an offence to flash your headlights at oncoming vehicles to warn them they are approaching a mobile speed camera?

K Vidler, Wheelers Hill

The Road Rules state that a driver may switch their headlights to high beam briefly to warn a vehicle ahead that they are about to overtake but for no other purpose.

Therefore a driver is not allowed to flash their headlights to warn other drivers about a mobile speed camera.

Using headlights on high beam is also not allowed within 200m of an oncoming vehicle or a vehicle travelling in the same direction ahead of you.

RACV’s Emily McLean
Published in RoyalAuto Nov 2016