hazard lights


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hazard lights

pl n
(Automotive Engineering) the indicator lights of a motor vehicle when flashing simultaneously to indicate that the vehicle is stationary and temporarily obstructing the traffic. Also called: hazard warning lights or hazards
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I reversed as best as I could to the kerb and put my hazard lights on.
Once pressed, it activates a 120 dB siren and causes the hazard lights to flash.
Father-of-two Mr Ian Trotman, aged 34, hit a Leyland Daf van which had broken down and was parked with its hazard lights on along the A46 in Snitterfield, Warwickshire, on Tuesday night.
Lt-Col Mazrouie appealed to light and heavy vehicles motorists to stop on the side of the road in case of low visibility for their own safety and to switch off hazard lights during foggy conditions.
Remember to check the more obvious items too, such as the hazard lights, windscreen wipers and the horn.
Garda Michelle McGuinness told Tallaght District Court that vehicles had to brake suddenly and put on their hazard lights to avoid smashing into the 21-year-old.
They left the marked police vehicle's hazard lights flashing while they popped into the shop for five minutes and emerged clutching a bag of food.
Emma Holyer, Direct Line's Motor spokesperson, said: "In the panic of breaking down, one in 10 drivers forget to switch on their hazard lights and over 300,000 motorists admitted they would wave down fellow drivers from the side of the road for assistance.
I followed her with my hazard lights flashing to warn other motorists.
He made sure Rachel was in the recovery position, then he protected the victim by pulling his taxi into the centre of the road with headlights full on, hazard lights flashing.
Anyone who has tried to drive along the traffic-jammed single road of shops, lined with Peacocks, Dorothy Perkins and Kwik Save while several delivery lorries are parked with hazard lights flashing, blocking the way, will appreciate the advantages of building a road to avoid such frustrating hold-ups.
Other advice tells drivers to pull over, as far as possible to the left of hard shoulders, with hazard lights illuminated, and sidelights, in poor visibility.

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