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Lights mounted on the windscreen wipers are unlawful because lights on vehicles cannot flash, move or dazzle other drivers.

Lights mounted on the screen wash nozzle may be legal if they do not flash, move or dazzle other drivers - this would ultimately be a matter for a court to decide.

It is illegal to have any red lights to the front of the vehicle.

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