Originally Posted by 9D280
The big problem there is that there are more than enough trailers with fully functional lighting board brackets at the "standard" height, so I suspect if it came to it you wouldn't have a leg to stand on if the prosecutors had a half decent lawyer.
Don't disagree at all. And whilst the interpretation of the law is down to the individual court, or QC, or whomever, what I posted is still 'the law', when it comes to trailer lighting regulations.
So I'd have guessed, if they were to rule it unsafe practice, in court, and fine you (or disembowl you, or garrot you
) then they'd have to rewrite the C&U regs pertaining to trailers. Or more specifically the lighting.
Still, as you correctly stated, there's plenty of trailers out there conforming to the normal lighting board practice, that the likelyhood of you having to do something out of the ordinary is slim. But I feel it'd be pretty poor show if you abided by the letter of the law and they took you to court and found you guilty of not adhering to the C&U as stated.