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Old 22 February 2010, 13:36   #1
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Light board / reflectors?

Hi guys,
I have never thought about it before but I have just been looking at my light board, and wondered if it was legal.
Mine has two light clusters my plate inbetween.
It doesn't have (nor the room for) red triangular reflectors.
I have tried to find out what is necessary, and have noticed a lot of light boards without the triangles for sale.
Is my board legal?
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Old 22 February 2010, 13:45   #2
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From what I can tell you need reflectors on the rear, either mounted on the board or trailer?
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Old 22 February 2010, 13:45   #3
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Sometimes the light clusters have reflectors built in. You could try some of the round stick on ones, for bikes, 20mm or 50mm, don't think they have to be triangular?
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Sometimes the light clusters have reflectors built in. You could try some of the round stick on ones, for bikes, 20mm or 50mm, don't think they have to be triangular?

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Trailers must have on the back two red sidelights, two red stop lamps, an illuminated number plate and two triangular red reflectors plus amber indicators designed to flash between 60 and 120 times per minute. If they are more than 1.3m wide, they must also have at least one red fog lamp. All trailers built after Sept 30th 1990 require front reflectors. They must have front reflectors and, if they are more than 1.6 metres wide, front position lights.
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if following First thing police will notice and stop you for is the lack of 2 triangular red reflectors .its been compulsery on trailers caravans ect in the uk since the mid 1960s
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Old 22 February 2010, 17:02   #6
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Thanks guys.
So I need two red triangular reflectors.
I have no room on my light board, will it be ok to mount them on the trailer, either side of my lighting board, as Chewy suggests?
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Thanks guys.
So I need two red triangular reflectors.
I have no room on my light board, will it be ok to mount them on the trailer, either side of my lighting board, as Chewy suggests?
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Yep, no different to not having a light board and having indidual units mounted on the trailer.
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They must have front reflectors and, if they are more than 1.6 metres wide, front position lights .
There is an exemption to this for boat trailers, front position lights are not required.
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Thanks for all the input. Glad I asked now, as I could have got pulled.
I have seen lots new, without the reflectors. I wonder how many people assume they are legal?
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