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Signals, symbols and lighting requirements


 

Lighting requirements

Section 33. For driving in the period of lighting requirements, the mandatory lights must be kept on. On multi-combined vehicles, it is only necessary to keep the rear lights on at the back of the coupled vehicle and number plate light on the back of the coupled vehicle.

Item 2. Full-beam headlights must be used when the driver’s range of vision is, in consideration of the vehicle’s speed, insufficient for safe driving.

Item 3. Full-beam headlights may not be used:

  1. on stretches where the road is sufficiently illuminated,
  2. when encountering another vehicle at such a distance from the vehicle that the driver can be blinded,
  3. when encountering a train that moves alongside the road if a risk of blinding can occur when using full-beam headlights, or
  4. when driving behind another vehicle if the vehicle in front can be blinded by the full-beam headlights and, in consideration of the vehicle’s speed and general light conditions, using low-beam headlights gives the driver sufficient range of vision for safe driving.

Item 4. If, according to item 2, full-beam headlights are not required, low-beam headlights can be used. If, according to item 3, full-beam headlights may not be used, low-beam headlights must be used.

Item 5. Fog lights may only be used in fog and during heavy downpour and, in such case, can be used instead of the prescribed headlights. Assistive headlights may not be used for any other purpose than what they are meant for.

Item 6. Headlights may not be used so that other drivers can be blinded.

Item 7. The use of other lights and other reflector devices than mandatory ones or ones permitted in this law or the regulations prepared in accordance with the law are forbidden.


Section 33 a. When driving outside of the headlight requirement period, low-beam headlights must be used on motorized vehicles. When driving with machinery, this only applies however, if the machinery is fitted with low-beam headlights. Instead of low-beam headlights, fog headlights can be used or special driving lights.

Item 2. The Danish Minister of Transport can set the rules on exemption from the duty to use low-beam headlights, etc. for occasional driving with veteran vehicles and for driving with vehicles undergoing construction or repair.

Item 3. Section 33, item 7, also applies to driving outside of the lighting requirement period.


Section 34. Vehicles that do not need to be fitted with lights must, in the lighting requirement period, be marked according to the regulations set by the Minister of Transport.

Item 2. The Minister of Transport can set regulations on the marking of horse riders.


Section 35. If the vehicle is stopped or parked on the road during the lighting requirement period, the vehicle’s parking lights, rear lights and number plate light must remain switched on. The Minister of Transport can set the regulations that also other lights than those mentioned in point 1 must or can remain switched on.

Item 2. Vehicles that do not need to be fitted with lights must, in the lighting requirement period, be marked according to the regulations set by the Minister of Transport when stopped or parked on the road.

Item 3. Other lights than those included in items 1 and 2 may not remain switched on.

Item 4. If a motorized vehicle, the length and width of which does not exceed 6 metres and 2 metres, respectively, is parked along the edge of the road in a dense built-up area, only the parking lights and rear lights facing towards the centre of the road must be on unless the vehicle is coupled to another vehicle. The Minister of Transport can set the rules that special side lights can be used instead.

Item 5. When stopping or parking combined vehicles, the regulation in Section 33, item 1, point 2 will apply.


Section 36. Section 35 does not apply if the road is so well illuminated that the vehicle can be clearly observed from a sufficient distance or if it has stopped or is parked in a parking area or other demarcated area for parking.

Item 2. The lights do not need to be switched on either on bicycles, two-wheeled mopeds or two-wheeled motorcycles without side-car, if the vehicle is positioned along the outer edge of the road.

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Signals and symbols

Drivers should, when it is necessary to prevent or avert danger, draw other drivers' attention to the danger by giving an audible warning, flashing their lights or giving another appropriate signal. During the lighting requirements period, drivers of vehicles must use light signals instead of sound signals unless the danger is imminent. A sound signal may not be used outside of the instances mentioned in the first and second point and may not be used for longer than necessary. A light signal is given by flashing the vehicle’s full-beam or low-beam headlights.

Item 2. Drivers must use the indicator before moving from the edge of the road and before turning. Drivers must also use the indicator before changing lane or other not inconsiderable change of the vehicle’s position to the side of the motorway. When changing lane or other not inconsiderable change of the vehicle’s position to the side on another road than a motorway, the driver must indicate when required to advise the other traffic. The indication must be given by using indicators where the placement of these is mandatory or allowed and also by stretching an arm horizontally out to the side.

Item 3. The Minister of Transport can set the rules on the use of hazard warning lights, including the rules on mandatory use of hazard warning lights in the event of unexpected tailback or other immediate danger on the motorway.

Item 4. Drivers who stop or rapidly reduce speed must indicate when required to advise others. The indication must be given by using stop lights where the placement of these is mandatory or allowed and also by stretching an arm into the air.

Item 5. The indications mentioned in items 2 and 4 must be given in good time before the intended manoeuvre and in a clearly visible and explicit manner. The giving of indication must discontinue, at the latest, when the relevant manoeuvre is completed.