Whilst in common use and generally acknowledged by almost all drivers as an invitation to proceed sign, flashing to come on is not advised in the Highway code although few seem to be aware of this. It possibly causes many accidents, the sign is unselective and open to a different interpretation by other drivers.
"open to a different interpretation by other drivers".
A bit like an incident a few years ago when a driver of a car decided to pull out in front of a police vehicle on an emergency call. The defence of the driver, was that the police vehicle was "flashing its headlights, and the driver of the other vehicle thought that the police were giving way". Sirens, blues didn't apply, apparently.
Fortunately, there were no deaths or serious injuries, but two wrecked vehicles. The case went to court, and heavy fines were made on the other vehicles driver.
finerty - What's the point in banning people from driving. You only need to attend some court proceedings to see if banning works for some people.
I was at one such proceeding, and the 'banned' driver, who had many motoring convictions, over many years, told the judge that he would continue driving, no matter what the courts said. And indeed he did.
Having been involved in over ten crashes & yet to be blamed in any part for them,I now refuse to move until my path is clear even if other drivers are indicating they are giving way to me.Fortunately,the "crash for cash" scammers dont appear to operate in this area but the standard of driving is so poor,it'd be hard to tell if they were operating in the area.