Most DRL implementations dim or turn off when indicators are used - assuming they are used....new lights are so bright you cant even see the indicator on there car signaling
wearing glases makes it even worse to see
the whole highway code wants a big update and included fines for failure to do
failure to use lights properly 30.00 fine you would soon check them ( fog lights main beams )
parking on causeway 30.00 fine unless in a single vehicle pass road
The latest Land rovers cause extreme glare at times. Not nice, and in breach of the highway code. Had one behnid me the other night. Had to fold the side mirrors in to avoid being blinded!!Check out Land Rovers new Matrix LED headlights, really interesting to see their take on it. Full beam but switching off the segments that are going to cause dazzle for any driver.
This is true - why oh why do the authorities think reflective signs are a good idea - they blind you to the extent you have to dip and look down, by then you've passed the sign and failed to read it...Cats eyes they are taking them out a burning the white lines off round our way, road signs so bright they are a hazard on their own
Let's all go back to carbide lamps then?
Do you want the man with a red flag to come back too?
It will be a while unitll all cars have that.Check out Land Rovers new Matrix LED headlights, really interesting to see their take on it. Full beam but switching off the segments that are going to cause dazzle for any driver.
Xenon headlights were type approved in the early 00's, LED headlights started to be used around 2012 I think. From a drivers point of view, both those types have a hard cut-off beam pattern, which makes the area beyond seem 'darker', so drivers are more likely to use main beam than if they had lights with the soft edges of the old halogen designs, even though the halogen light output is poorer.... The new JLR lighting design overcomes this by controlling individual lighting sectors for position & brightness so the lights fade into the distance (as halogens used to) giving a better light-to-dark transition.This is true - why oh why do the authorities think reflective signs are a good idea - they blind you to the extent you have to dip and look down, by then you've passed the sign and failed to read it...
And generally, car headlights went from yellow and dim in the 80's, to silly bright sometime in the '10's. Transits, range rovers, and anything german...
I wonder what they mean by 'dull daytime weather' ?Highway Code, exhists to explain the requirements of driving, here is a section on lighting
4. Lighting requirements (113 to 116)113
Night (the hours of darkness) is defined as the period between half an hour after sunset and half an hour before sunrise).
- ensure all sidelights and rear registration plate lights are lit between sunset and sunrise
- use headlights at night, except on a road which has lit street lighting. These roads are generally restricted to a speed limit of 30 mph (48 km/h) unless otherwise specified
- use headlights when visibility is seriously reduced (see Rule 226).
Laws RVLR regs 3, 24, & 25, (In Scotland - RTRA 1984 sect 82 (as amended by NRSWA, para 59 of sched 8))
You MUST NOT
In stationary queues of traffic, drivers should apply the parking brake and, once the following traffic has stopped, take their foot off the footbrake to deactivate the vehicle brake lights. This will minimise glare to road users behind until the traffic moves again.
- use any lights in a way which would dazzle or cause discomfort to other road users, including pedestrians, cyclists and horse riders
- use front or rear fog lights unless visibility is seriously reduced. You MUST switch them off when visibility improves to avoid dazzling other road users (see Rule 226).
Law RVLR reg 27
You should also
- use dipped headlights, or dim-dip if fitted, at night in built-up areas and in dull daytime weather, to ensure that you can be seen
- keep your headlights dipped when overtaking until you are level with the other vehicle and then change to main beam if necessary, unless this would dazzle oncoming road users
- slow down, and if necessary stop, if you are dazzled by oncoming headlights