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Badly adjusted headlights

now that the nights have well and truly drawn in i find myself driving after dark most days... and cursing the bloody morons who have a badly adjusted headlight which shines like it's on full beam or, worse still, retards who actually drive around ON full beam

grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrraaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa aaaaaaaaaaaaarrrrrrrrrrrrrrrghghhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!

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Re: Badly adjusted headlights

I couldn't agree more.

How about the muppets that drive with fogs on, even though it isn't foggy.
It's normally the cap on backwards crew that do that.
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Re: Badly adjusted headlights

This could turn into the "lights permanently on" thread where bizarrely, the majority seemed to be in favour of bowing to the Eurocrats who have decided we must all have lights on whether they are needed or not, and by definition, criminalise those without said lighting turned on.
Driving along the Byfleet Road last night which is unlit with a lot of dips and gradients, due to the ridiculous red light sequence at the end of the road (yet another thread) there was a 2 mile stationary queue of traffic and the array of badly adjusted or just toooo bright headlights was ghastly to drive against.
I would go as far as to say that in those conditions, side lights only should be compulsory.
You just don't need to have dips on in stationary or crawling traffic.

>Heads for the door with hard hat at the ready expecting flak>
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Re: Badly adjusted headlights

The lights on theory is useful. If you are unlucky enough to be crashed into and its a dispute over who's fault it is insurers will look at if you had you lights on. It is deemed that having your lights on ( I would only suggest side lights obviously) makes you more visible and so it is more likely to be judged in your favour. "APPARENTLY"

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Re: Badly adjusted headlights

I was going to post something similar myself today about this. People that don't understand that there is an option to dip your headlights when driving in town are a manace.

Also people that drive various small cars or 4x4s with high back lights that keep their foot on the brake pedal in traffic.
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Re: Badly adjusted headlights

I'll always put my lights on at the slightest hint of rain or mist, just to cover my ass in an insurance claim. There's no need for them to be on all day long.

The ones I hate the most are the 4x4's that have blue uprated lights positioned exactly at my eye level. Ouch.

Was behind someone yesterday who was turning the lights off, then on to dipped when traffic had passed.....They will be bloody dangerous when they find full beam.
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Re: Badly adjusted headlights

I'm fairly sure that mine are too high as I often get flashed, even when only on dipped beam Must get it checked when it goes in for the new gearbox.
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Re: Badly adjusted headlights

I always make sure mine are set correctly.

If you dazzle oncoming driver then you increase the risk of being in a head on collision massively.

As for the lights on all the time... I do think it is a good idea. But only because people seem incapable of turning lights on in poor visibility.

It is a lesser of two evils.

Automatic headilghts that come on when dark are also not the answer. I read in car mechanics magazine this month that one driver was waiting at a junction in an area shaded by trees. A car coming towards the junction on the main road had automatic lights which because of the trees came on. The driver at the junction took this as a signal to pull out.

And you can guess the rest..

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It's always a problem at this time of year. So few people drive after dark in summer they often don't realise something has knocked their lights out of alignment. Then there's the ones with one light out because it failed some time in April and they didn't realise till October.
The worst for me are the people who have put high performance bulbs into headlamps never designed for them and so cause light scatter and dazzle, although they might be aimed correctly.

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