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    Bright lights...

    When driving at night, do the bright lights of an oncoming vehicle bother you?
    They bother the Hell out of me, especially the new blue ones, when driving on a 2 lane road, with no white stripes on the sides and on a rainy night.
    I have flashed my lights continuously to no avail and either these people don't give a damn, or they haven't a clue as to where the dimmer switch is located.
    Another thing that irks, me is for a driver (usually an old lady or man) to pull out in front of me when I'm cruising along at 55-60 MPH and they'll creep along at 20-30.

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    The blue ones blind me. Been a couple times when I couldn't tell where I was thanks to those ^&*(! things. Usually just close my eyes for a second and hope - at least that way when they've passed I'll have my vision back right away.

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    Don't you guys have the failure to dim lights law?? I turn around and pull their asses over. then since I work for a sheriff's office and have already been told that I write too many tickets, I chew their asses about it, and sometimes I write them if they're an ass.

    or are you guys talking about in personal vehicles?? then, I turn my brights on and leave them, and slighty turn my head away.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tony View Post
    want a hug?
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    Yeah the bug the piss out of me...hard to see sometimes already without the addition of 20 million lumen headlights on the front of a car.
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    As you get older, it gets worse. I close one eye so I don't lose all my night vision.
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    Get checked, you mave have night blindness.

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    Definatley hate the halogen blue. Even worse when they are behind me.

    Since we are on the subject,
    is there a headlight alignment law?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hybrid View Post
    Don't you guys have the failure to dim lights law?? I turn around and pull their asses over. .

    We have that law also, and I'm always pulling them over thinking I'm going to get a fresh stolen or a drunk. 99% of the time it's a stupid driver that doesn't realize the brights are on and doesn't know how to turn them off so I have to show them.
    The statements and opinions made here are of Copper51's only. They do not reflect my department or the city I work for.
    So lay off, I'm offduty and spouting off.

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    Newer cars have brighter lights these days. Flashing someone who is already has the lights on dipped beam serves no purpose, as the next option for them is sidelights only. It also blinds them, so you now have two drivers aprroaching each other, at speed, who can't see! Just look to the side of the road until they pass. Don't you US Cops have to pass Advanced Driving Courses?
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    I hate those who have those additional driving lights on. It makes it worse. I agee,,, just look away as they pass by

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    Driving with brights on really pisses me off. I stop em, seeing we have an ordinance that covers it.
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    I'm usually in a SUV so I think that I'm above the direct light path from most of the newer HID lights. But sometimes they still bother me also...
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    Quote Originally Posted by hybrid View Post
    Don't you guys have the failure to dim lights law?? I turn around and pull their asses over. then since I work for a sheriff's office and have already been told that I write too many tickets, I chew their asses about it, and sometimes I write them if they're an ass.

    or are you guys talking about in personal vehicles?? then, I turn my brights on and leave them, and slighty turn my head away.
    We do in FL. And believe it or not its a moving violation. If I pull 'em over and they have a 'tude they get a 3 points ticky that quick!

    Quote Originally Posted by Michelle
    Since we are on the subject,
    is there a headlight alignment law?
    We do here. If the light is "glaring into the eye" and effects your vision it is a cite.
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    I heard a story about a guy who gave someone verbal hell on a traffic stop because their headlight was "pointing way the hell off towards the woods." After the individual drove away, the officer's backup notified him that the light shining into the woods was his spotlight.

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    So what is actually considered legal and illegal? I know there are several DOT approved setups that come standard with some new cars that are simply unbearable to look at.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Welpe View Post
    So what is actually considered legal and illegal? I know there are several DOT approved setups that come standard with some new cars that are simply unbearable to look at.
    Here it's matter of opinion on "glare" regarding aiming the lights. I don't hear of many guys making stops for that around here though. I do stop for highbeams on if they dont get the idea when I flick my spotlight at them.
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    I've been thinking about getting a set of additional lights put on my car because when it's oh dark thirty in the country, wildlife loves to jump out to say Hi. As my car's mostly fiberglass, I'd like as much warning as I can get. It's incredibly easy to mount the lights with a separate switch or rig them to your high beams, but the problem I'm finding is that most of the aftermarket lights are rated for show or off road use only. Would I be running the risk of getting a ticket for illegal modifications?
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    >>Don't you US Cops have to pass Advanced Driving Courses?<<

    Yep, and we know better than to drive on the left side of a road.

 

 
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