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These types of lights are known as 'tire flares' and are attached to the tyre valves. They are in contravention of the regulations relating to vehicle lighting, as they are capable of being moved. Any lights on vehicles have to be fixed. If you are found guilty of this offence you could face a substantial fine.

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