Blinding Vehicle Lights or Lightmare

4,695 Signatures | Petition Ended

Created December 10, 2010 by Roy

Transport

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  1. T Ward
  2. jon snowball UNITED KINGDOM

    daylight running lights are blinding me and surely those lights that only operate at the front must be illegal if there are no rear lights on? is it legal for me to drive my classic, 30 yr old car with defective rear lights? No. But if it was a new car, then that is OK!!

  3. T Ward

    I hope this works because this is my second time of trying to sign. (I keep getting failure notice).If this dosnt then I give up.
    There were laws to govern the height and distance from edge of vehicles and fog light position and use. Remember the old pencil beam. Fog lights would only come on when headlamps were on. Headlamps now seem to be more like search lights.
    This is only good for the person behind the light BUT NOT for those in front of the light.
    The highway code states in rule 114 Not to dazzle others. SO why are these extra bright lights fitted in the first place? Car designers have surely a duty of care. Providing a roadworthy and save vehicle. However, to undermine all this they overlook OTHERS. Then surely they are deliberately breaking a simple law and endangering life.

  4. Sheldon Prithard UNITED KINGDOM

    Because…

  5. Steve Mann UNITED KINGDOM

    Because lights are continual getting brighter with manufacturers claiming them to be 50% brighter now than halogens, surely this must mean that the brightens of the light on the oncoming driver is also 50% greater, this is clearly not a good idea. Plus the new lights change colours slightly as they approach often having elements of blue and green, giving an additional distraction and glare, i always thought the light had to be predominately white. as for daytime running lights, when did we start needing lights to see in the day, and why so bright? these makes other more vulnerable road users less obvious and therefore in more danger. and as for people driving during the day with dipped headlights and fogs on, turn them off

  6. Edward Shaw UNITED KINGDOM
  7. peter lai UNITED KINGDOM
  8. John Osborn UNITED KINGDOM

    The law in GB as in Europe is that the Lights must be fitted to all new cars. In GB there is no law that DLR’s have to be on, and they are not even included in the MOT. The fact is the law says you must not dazzle, also lights should only be put on when the visibility is is reduced to 100 yards. I believe new cars are sold with the DRLs on unless requested for them to be turned off. New vehicles should be sold with the DRLs turned off, unless the new owner is silly enough to request them turned on. ….

  9. John Robson UNITED KINGDOM

    I now struggle to drive at night due to the dazzle given off by the newer types of headlights, you cannot just glance to the left like you used to be able to do.
    The worst ones are usually all the 4 x 4′s as their lights are in a higher position and shine down on you.

  10. Patrick Allen UNITED KINGDOM

    Driving to work early in the morning on unlit roads with cyclists that have very little reflective clothing and poor lights I fear that on day I am going too miss seeing them with these super bright HID lights that are blinding me from on coming traffic and the inevitable is going to happen. The use of these type of lights is dangerous and needs to investigated to save any lives being lost.

  11. Paul Middleton UNITED KINGDOM

    I use a lot of country lanes, these HID lights are blinding, it takes a few seconds for my eyes to adjust each time and I worry that one day I’m not going to see the corner coming up or the cyclist swerving all over the place. Also means I don’t see some of the larger, car crippling, pot holes. HID and LED is fantastic technology, just not needed on vehicles in this country.

  12. Paul Williams UNITED KINGDOM

    As a car driver I find myself driving with my rear view mirror on constant dip due to being blinded by these completely over the top lights, and very often have to shield my eyes from approaching HID equipped cars. Who decided it was necessary to install lights BRIGHTER than standard headlights on full beam? The safety argument is nonsense – if you can’t see far enough ahead to drive safely in the prevailing conditions, SLOW DOWN. It seems to me that the main reason for these lights is to allow Jeremy Clarkson wannabes to drive faster. Hence why they seem to be prevalent on so called premium cars (i.e. the ones who think it’s OK to drive at up to twice the speed limit and sit up your exhaust pipe when you dare to drive at 35 in a 30 zone!

    These lights are unnecessary and if anyone maintains they need them to provide clear vision then I would first suggest they get their eyes tested. They claim the only people bothered by these lights are elderly people with poor eyesight. Well I’m 42, and whilst I wear contact lenses my optician tells me I have extremely healthy eyes……..and I can see perfectly well when driving down dark country lanes at the speed limit with my normal lights ON DIP. Until of course I meet a HID driver coming the other way, often on FULL BEAM.

    Ban these lights now!

  13. Denise Bennett UNITED KINGDOM

    these new lights are dangerous to other drivers and should be banned. There is no need for them in cities

  14. chris frewin UNITED KINGDOM

    I CAN’T SEE AT NIGHT ANY MORE

  15. John bradley UNITED KINGDOM

    They leave an impression on the retina which obscures vision especially around twilight and evening. They make my eyes hurt also

  16. Toby Foster UNITED KINGDOM

    Blinded by Mercedes cars!

  17. IAN RUMENS

    IT’S ALL ABOUT EGO AND BULLYING, AND IT’S GETTING RIDICULOUS. WHEN BEHIND YOU IT’S INTIMIDATING. THIS IS THE FIRST WINTER WHERE I’VE HAD TO TURN THE INTERIOR MIRROR AWAY, BECAUSE OF THE RIDICULOUS LIGHTS SOME PEOPLE HAVE. THE AUTHORITIES NEED TO REALISE THAT IF SOMEONE TAKES ALL THE LIGHT, NO ONE ELSE CAN SEE.

  18. Stephen Montague UNITED KINGDOM

    losing spacial awareness on narrow roads when blinded by the new lights

  19. Anna Langley UNITED KINGDOM

    I am being exposed to blinding headlights more and more, and I’m sick of it. I’m sick of the pain, and I’m sick of having my safety compromised by excessively bright car and bike lights.

  20. ian UNITED KINGDOM

    Im a motorist and cyclist:
    I find the worst offenders at night are Audi, BMW, Mercedes and Land Rover.
    As a motorist I consider the over intense headlights lights a potential danger dangerous due to temporary loss of vision when face on.

    As a cyclist I consider that any form of headlights and daylight running lights make cyclist invisible to other road users.

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