The driver of the Turkish Mercedes Actros got into trouble when he went to Norway with the cargo: a very powerful blue stream of irregular low beam in the original headlights aroused interest among local transport workers.
No sooner had the truck crossed the Swedish-Norwegian border than the Norwegian inspectors at the checkpoint became interested in what kind of colored light was pouring from the main tractor. Blue light around the world is legally reserved for special purpose vehicles – police, ambulances, rescue services.
Having found out the origin of the vehicle and having discovered a violation of changes in factory lighting standards, the inspectors became interested in the tachograph indicators. This is where a real ambush awaited the Turkish driver – 15 violations were detected, eight of which were classified as serious, Forotransportprofesional reports.
It is not reported what measures were taken against the violator. It is only known that the truck could not leave the checkpoint until the driver changed the blue low beam bulbs to those installed by the manufacturer.
In Norway, fines for lighting devices have recently become increasingly common.. Let's say, in April there was already a story about red air fresheners placed right on the dashboard near the windshield. And this is contrary to traffic rules.
There was no fine. Inspectors are loyal to carrier drivers, rarely take repressive actions, and mostly resort to warnings and recommendations. In the case of the red light, the driver was simply indicated that this color is reserved only for the rear lighting of the car. He was simply advised to remove the windshield air fresheners.
Bottles with Grace mate Poppy air fragrances refresh the interior and add beauty to the interior, but their red lighting on the windshield will irritate inspectors in Norway. Photo: for-driver.info
Norway remains the most liberal in Europe regarding lighting rules, there are no restrictions on the number of additional headlights, orange front marker lights are very popular there, but blue and red front lights are better off abused there.