What's with the new high-beam headlight thing?

Sheep

Sheep

Audioholic Warlord
They look like what I see on the Acura web site for 2019s, but I'm not positive. Auto High Beam control is a great thing, unfortunately most of the bozos I see drive older cars.
Yeah, that's the 2019 model. Technically it passed the test. There is notes that there is some glare, but not enough to fail it. Overall, I would rather have cars with brighter, better headlights and get some glare (My car has dimming mirrors, so it doesn't actually affect me much) than people with lights so poor they can't see properly.

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Irvrobinson

Irvrobinson

Audioholic Spartan
Overall, I would rather have cars with brighter, better headlights and get some glare (My car has dimming mirrors, so it doesn't actually affect me much) than people with lights so poor they can't see properly.
Mostly in the US the problem is with people who just plain can't drive properly.
 
panteragstk

panteragstk

Audioholic Ninja
Mostly in the US the problem is with people who just plain can't drive properly.
Oh we have that in Vancouver too.


SheepStar
I think anywhere there are drivers have these problems.

It amazes me the vast difference in driver competence just in different parts of TX, much less the rest of the US.

We have anywhere from "farmer/rancher" types that don't care what the speed limit is, they aren't in a hurry so 25mph is fine...in a 55mph zone.

Then, in a lot of larger cities, you'll have people that go 75mph in that same 55mph zone.

Mix them together and you get wrecks. Lots of them. This doesn't account for the drunks or idiots that text.

When I was in high school we had an intersection in town that had so many wrecks that they put up a sign with how many had occurred the previous 3-4 years. It was over 1 per day and FINALLY dropped in part because of the sign. Nothing special about this intersection either, just people (high school kids) not paying attention.
 
O

Out-Of-Phase

Audioholic Chief
Over the past several months I've noticed that more and more people are driving with their high-beam lights engaged all the time. Or bright LED driving lights mounted low like fog lights that are engaged all the time. What's up with this nonsense? I'm glad in my daily driver I still have an old-fashioned manual rear-view mirror, so I'm at least not blinded by these fools from behind.

And I've noticed it's not just stupid young men in clapped-out old Hondas who act like this; city buses, commercial vehicles, and especially lifted pick-up trucks. What am I missing?
I concur. This morning was especially bad. I can't decide if the brightness is due to the high-beams on or just the LED design. Terrible.
 
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panteragstk

panteragstk

Audioholic Ninja
I concur. This morning was especially bad,


I concur. This morning was especially bad. I can't decide if the brightness is due to the high-beams on or just the LED design. Terrible.
I'm noticing this more and more. I'm not light sensitive, but these lights are making me think I might be.
 
Irvrobinson

Irvrobinson

Audioholic Spartan
I concur. This morning was especially bad. I can't decide if the brightness is due to the high-beams on or just the LED design. Terrible.
To me it's two separate issues. The LEDs bulbs are brighter and they give me afterimages, especially when the oncoming vehicle has a high ride height. People running with their high beams on in traffic are a separate issue, and this is the behavior I'm seeing more often. LED high beams are worse, but even halogen high beams are very annoying. It's especially common with drivers who have a burned out low-beam bulb, and they're engaging their high beams to get sufficient illumination. I realize that most people can't change their own automotive headlight bulbs, so they're postponing a fix, but IMO the police need to start issuing fix-it tickets where I live. Obviously they don't very often. Worse, as I mentioned, one of the repeated transgressors I see are city buses.
 

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