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Blinding Vehicle Lights or Lightmare

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Created December 10, 2010 by Roy

Transport

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┬á 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 4515 signatures for this petition:

  1. Elspeth Ryder UNITED KINGDOM

    A balance needs to be found between car lights being bright enough for the person driving to see, but without blinding other road users.

  2. Elspeth Ryder UNITED KINGDOM

    Car manufacturers need to be conscious of the safety of all road users and not just those people buying their cars.

  3. Mrs Anne Davis UNITED KINGDOM

    Fed up of glaring headllights that momentarily impair vision taking the pleasure out of safe night driving

  4. Anne Davis UNITED KINGDOM

    fed up with glaring headlights that momentarily impair vision taking the pleasure out of safe night driving

  5. Mrs Lesley Gay

    It is becoming increasingly difficult to drive at night without being blinded by glaring headlights

  6. D. Bee UNITED KINGDOM

    The first time I was exposed to super bright headlights was an Audi with their new Laserlight Concept headlights. I had to go to the optician after these lights shone straight into my eyes and he diagnosed me with a subconjunctival haemorrhage caused by the super bright headlights. These lights have already caused damage to my eyes and there are more and more on the road now. They are aggressive and dangerous in every sense – seeming to instil every driver with some crazy sense of invincibility and superiority in the way that they then proceed to drive. Plus we live in Sheffield where the council want to change all street lights to these stupid and hideously bright clinical lights. They irritate my eyes so badly that they continually itch and cause irritation. Businesses have them on their buildings, distracting you and again shining straight into your eyes. When will the government wake up – blue spectrum lights will permanently damage your eye sight…. what the hell is mentally wrong with these people to allow such stupidity? All I can say to them is good luck with all the lawsuits in the near future if they do not ban them. We could see perfectly well before and now we have to drive with our eyes squinting – what is safe about that? The comfort we can get is that people all over the world on the internet are saying they should be banned but how many eyes have to get damaged and how many lives lost on the roads before they ban them? Light houses are for the sea – not roads!

  7. Roger Shaw

    These very bright lights dazzel me.
    Such bright lights make it difficult to see the indicators on a vehicle wishing to turn.
    Are such bright and intense lights damaging the eyes of drivers?

  8. Roger Shaw

    These very bright lights dazzel me.
    Such bright lights make it difficult to see the indicators on a vehicle wishing to turn.
    Are such bright and intense lights damaging the eyes of drivers.

  9. Tom Burden UNITED KINGDOM

    Please let’s have some common sense on this. Exceptionally bright lights are dangerous and damaging. Simple common sense needed!

  10. Eileen Dixon UNITED KINGDOM

    The very bright lights dazzle drivers so much that they could cause an accident.

  11. D . M TEMPLE UNITED KINGDOM

    i AGREE

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