The RAC Vehicle Graphics, are they legal?
I am sure the answer to this will be yes, they are legal. Well, surely they must be!?
RAC often update their vehicles on a three-year cycle I think!
They appear to keep things current and up to date looking. Unlike the AA. 🤔
Anyway, it was interesting to see that they have taken a different route to the normal 50mm reflective band running from the front straight along the side to the back of the vehicle, keeping with Chapter 8 regulations. To do this, you will see they run the band up the rear side, along the roof-line, down the pillars of the windscreen and down the bonnet. They have also run it around the bonnet front and other areas. Everything done in white reflective.
However, when it comes to the back where it should be fluorescent yellow and red reflective. they have used “white”. Now unless legality has been changed for this type of service vehicle, then this is not allowed. by that I mean you can’t have white “reflective” on the rear or “red” on the front, for obvious reasons. A bit like number plates!
I am thinking, maybe they have not used white “Relective” and only the red is Chapter 8 grade, but where does the fluorescent regulation come into play for daytime visibility?
anyway, I had a look online and count see any updates on regulations so wondered why these marking legalities appear to have changed?
Anyone know or know of similar companies doing the same thing?