Driving at night introduces variety of risks, all related to the fact that our vision becomes limited. The less well you can see, the less wall you drive. So when someone oncoming cruises past you and shies the equivalent of a 100,000 candle power lighthouse directly into you retinas, heÔÇÖs definitely being more than a little annoying-heÔÇÖs compromising your ability to driver safely. If thatÔÇÿs not reason enough for you to remember to switch off your high beams when thereÔÇÖs traffic headed your way , here is a reason:
- If you blind an oncoming driver with your high beam, he might not be able to judge where to car is and might crash into you. Poorly aimed headlights can also be dangerous. If oncoming driver are flashing their light at you and you donÔÇÖt know why , first make sure your headlight are on, and then check that the high beam are off. If those two item checkout ok, have your mechanic check the alignment of your headlights. It takes five minutes, and itÔÇÖs a thoughtful gesture to future oncoming drivers.
Understand that your high beam are dangerous weapon when aimed at oncoming traffic. Remember when youÔÇÖve turned them on, and always be prepared to turn them right off.