Vehicle Avoidance Lateral Lights (VALL's)
JBDL has added its new Vall system to its products. The downlight projects a keep clear footprint along the sides of the vehicle which must be ‘kept clear of’ at all times by both the other road user and the vehicle driver (daylight intensities permitting), in the interest of personal and others safety.
The 1.5 Metre Footprint Is Used By Some Police Forces in their #OpClosePassJust the same as with driver’s being prosecuted for passing or overtaking ‘too close’ to a cyclist, any cyclists that enter in to the Vehicle Avoidance Lateral Lights (VALL) illuminated footprint when in the proximity of a vehicle, could be deemed ‘too close’ and depending upon the circumstances, may be cautioned and/or prosecuted, if spotted. This information is correct and has the agreement of the West Midlands Police as of 07.11.2017.
If a vehicle is using external recording cameras in conjunction with the VALL’s and an incident occurs within the illuminated footprint, any possible impingement of the area can be examined with possible blame apportioned. The Highway Code stipulates a clearance to be given to larger vehicles to enable its safe handling.