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Road Rules 2014
Current version for 5 July 2019 to date (accessed 20 September 2019 at 05:01)
Part 13 Division 1 Rule 218
218   Using headlights on high-beam
(1)  The driver of a vehicle must not use the vehicle’s headlights on high-beam, or allow the vehicle’s headlights to be used on high-beam, if the driver is driving:
(a)  less than 200 metres behind a vehicle travelling in the same direction as the driver, or
(b)  less than 200 metres from an oncoming vehicle.
Maximum penalty: 20 penalty units.
Note.
 High-beam and oncoming vehicle are defined in the Dictionary.
(2)  However, if the driver is overtaking a vehicle, the driver may briefly switch the headlights from low-beam to high-beam immediately before the driver begins to overtake the vehicle.
Note.
 Low-beam and overtake are defined in the Dictionary.
Examples.
 
Example 1Using headlights on low-beam when travelling less than 200 metres behind another vehicle travelling in the same direction
Example 2Using headlights on low-beam when travelling within 200 metres of an oncoming vehicle