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Traffic rules

The traffic rules describe how a road user must act on the public road, which includes obligations but also advice on how to drive sensibly and safely. All road users must know and apply the traffic rules.


6. Lights

The lights on a vehicle have different functions and are an important part of road safety. The lights of your vehicle improve visibility at night. They also ensure that other road users can better see the presence, position, size and direction of your vehicle.


The lights improve visibility at night and make your vehicle seen faster.


The dashboard lights provide information about the condition of your vehicle.


Dipped beam

The dipped beam is used to illuminate the road without dazzling other road users, they illuminate the road to about 30 meters. The red tail lights also illuminate when the dipped beam is switched on. The low beam is the standard lighting that you have to use when it gets dark.


High beam

The high beam is used to illuminate the road so that you can see further, it provides a clear view to about 100 meters. Because the high beam emits a very bright light, it can blind other road users. You may not use the driving beam if you drive behind another road user or when approaching an oncoming vehicle.


Front fog lights

The fog light may be used in bad weather conditions such as heavy rain, fog, or snow. The fog light can dazzle other road users, so use it only in bad weather. Not all cars are equipped with fog lights, so they are not required to use.


Rear fog lights

The fog light may be used in bad weather conditions such as heavy rain, fog, or snow. The fog light can dazzle other road users, so use it only in bad weather. Not all cars are equipped with fog lights, so they are not required to use.


Side lights

The sidelights are used to be better seen by other road users.


Turn signals

The turn signals are flashing lights on the left and right front and rear of the vehicle. Sometimes also on the sides or on the side mirrors of a vehicle. They are used to indicate the direction to other road users when turning or changing lanes.


Warning lights

With most vehicles you can blink the four direction indicators simultaneously. These are the warning lights, they may only be used to warn other road users of a hazard.


Dashboard lights

There are various symbols/lights on the dashboard of your vehicle, they give information or warn about the condition of your vehicle.


This symbol is used to indicate abs.


This symbol is used to indicate the airbag.


This symbol is used to indicate anti-theft system.


This symbol is used to indicate the battery.


This symbol is used to indicate the handbrake.


This symbol is used to indicate that the brakes are worn.


This symbol is used to indicate the cruise control.


This symbol is used to indicate an open door.


This symbol is used to indicate the diesel particulate filter.


This symbol is used to indicate the motormanagement.


This symbol is used to indicate the engine oil.


This symbol is used to indicate the engine temperature.


This symbol is used to indicate esp.


This symbol is used to indicate the fuel.


This symbol is used to indicate the preheating.


This symbol is used to indicate the seatbelt.


This symbol is used to indicate a steering problem.


This symbol is used to indicate low tire pressure.


This symbol is used to indicate defrost front window.


This symbol is used to indicate defrost rear window.


This symbol is used to indicate windshield washer fluid.


Street lights

A street light is a raised source of light on the edge of a road or path. When urban electric power distribution became ubiquitous in developed countries in the 20th century, lights for urban streets followed, or sometimes led. Many lamps have light-sensitive photocells that activate the lamp automatically when needed, at times when there is little to no ambient light, such as at dusk, dawn, or at the onset of dark weather conditions.