The pleasure of motoring..

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The pleasure of motoring..

Post by Major_Tom » Tue Nov 26, 2019 2:12 pm

..kind of harder to feel these days isnt it. Apart from the consideration and intelligence level issues, the cars themselves are problematic too. I am helping a mate move house and yesterday had to pull over twice on a country road because of headlights of vehicles behind me being far too bright to safely continue.. even with the rear view mirror clicked up (or down) to anti glare position. I felt like a suspect in an american cop show where they shine a spot light into their car to distract / dazzle the occupants. Its like everyone is trying to out do each other in car height and light brighness and its getting silly!

Wasnt in the Capri.. cant say Ive ever noicted it in that.. perhaps because its slightly tinted? Ir maybe the fumes keep them back a bit

And who ever gave people the freedom to control the pitch of their headlights from the cab made a mistake there didnt they.. of course everyone just yams it up to as high as it will go.
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Re: The pleasure of motoring..

Post by D366Y » Tue Nov 26, 2019 3:06 pm

I feel the same way about these country roads - where I live the only way to get there is through hordes of narrow country roads and I'm permanently being blinded by people who have stupidly bright xenon lights and who drive in the middle of the road as they have no idea about the size of their own car

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Re: The pleasure of motoring..

Post by Paul G » Tue Nov 26, 2019 3:21 pm

I don't think MOT testers check headlight aim as carefully as they should. I'm finding that as I get older I less like driving at night.

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Re: The pleasure of motoring..

Post by D366Y » Tue Nov 26, 2019 4:30 pm

Paul G wrote:
Tue Nov 26, 2019 3:21 pm
I don't think MOT testers check headlight aim as carefully as they should. I'm finding that as I get older I less like driving at night.
I was thinking the same thing the other day while I was being blinded by someone - I don't think anyone has ever checked my headlight aim, just that the lights come on

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Re: The pleasure of motoring..

Post by Bug » Tue Nov 26, 2019 7:44 pm

Most likely cars less than three years old that haven't had an MOT yet.

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Re: The pleasure of motoring..

Post by pbar » Wed Nov 27, 2019 9:59 am

Headlights are a real problem these days. We have so many horrible SUV's on the roads now because they are so trendy, with their increased heights meaning the headlights are shining right in the face of normal car drivers. Then we have the far too bright (front and rear) LED lights of modern cars. And also we have the daylight always on lights.

The days of dip-don't-dazzle seem to have been replaced with have everything as bright as you can and it doesn't matter about anyone else.

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Re: The pleasure of motoring..

Post by tejb1 » Wed Nov 27, 2019 10:41 am

I see lots of dozy motorists going around at night with no lights on except the permanent on front sidelights - nothing on the rear. Is it because they assume the car will do it all for them?

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Re: The pleasure of motoring..

Post by andyd » Wed Nov 27, 2019 11:14 am

tejb1 wrote:
Wed Nov 27, 2019 10:41 am
I see lots of dozy motorists going around at night with no lights on except the permanent on front sidelights - nothing on the rear. Is it because they assume the car will do it all for them?
These are the morons that drive in fog and rain with DRL (Daytime running lights) only :doh: Do we not need to see the rear of their vehicle?

Imo, DRL should banned and go back to switching on side/headlights in poor visibility as we did for decades. Common sense really!!

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