It seems that the police were concerned about driving with the proper lights even in 1914 as this court case shows.
“Frederick Phillips, of Wisborough Green, was summoned for driving a waggon without a red light at the rear at 8.45 p.m. on January 5th.
“There was a second summons in respect of a second waggon.
“P.C. Bubb said defendant’s lamps showed a white light and he refused to accept an offer of a proper light. Fined 2s inclusive.
“Mr Rigg expressing the opinion that the need of a red light was not generally known by farmers.”
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