Blinding Vehicle Lights or Lightmare

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Created December 10, 2010 by Roy


Blinding vehicle lights are surely the most pressing road safety problem of modern times.

When life-safety is at risk why are car manufacturers trying to out-shine one another by fitting dazzling lights that cause temporary blindness under the guise of safety?

The law is clear: Highway Code rule 114 [Law RVLR reg 27] You MUST NOT use any lights in a way which would dazzle or cause discomfort to other road users, including pedestrians, cyclists and horse riders.

We petition Justine Greening  Minister of Transport to enforce the law and to eliminate daytime and night-time blinding vehicle lamps which affect a driver’s vision to save the lives of pedestrians, cyclists, motorcyclists and drivers.

There are currently 4690 signatures for this petition:

  1. Ned

    Far too bright when driving in rural or quiet motorways. Very distracting in side view mirrors too.

  2. Thierry AUSTRIA

    It’s too bright for my eyes, to see all these cars with DRL. Why can’t they reduce the acceptable brigthness?

  3. Pete Fionda UNITED KINGDOM

    I have driven over 3 million miles without problem, but since the advent of non-essential search-lights on the fronts of vehicles I find myself looking at the nearside verge rather than the whole road, as I am blinded by these monstrosities for several hundred yards.

  4. nigel slade

    Ultra bright lights are totaly uneccessary in a densly populated country like the UK.
    Sooner they are banned the .better


    As well as increasing risk of accident or injury due to affecting drivers’ vision, I find the lights are an unnecessary source of stress. When walking I have to use extra mental energy to look away from the glaring lights. Sometimes this challenges my available concentration levels, causing anxiety and confusion. This is not welcome when needing to cross busy roads, near a hospital and police station (when emergency vehicles may have noisy sirens and travel at high speed through red lights), as pedestrian crossing signals cannot always be relied upon due to necessary breaches of signalling. These lights also seen to come on somewhat prematurely when there are ordinary light levels and so good visibility of unlit vehicles.

  6. Tim Pedder UNITED KINGDOM

    Overly bright lights are completely unnecessary. They dazzle road users, leaving an after effect blind spot in the eyes. They achieve nothing and put lives and safety in general at risk.

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