auto high beam lights

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brynpoeth
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Re: auto high beam lights

Postby brynpoeth » 8 Oct 2018, 9:06pm

thirdcrank wrote:
Richard D wrote:...But on the bike it always buggers my night vision for a while :(


Closing or covering one eye can help. You don't see better while you are being dazzled but when it stops, one eye is OK immediately.

Traffic policepersons habitually close all three eyes, as someone once said without thinking :?
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Re: auto high beam lights

Postby Cunobelin » 31 Dec 2018, 6:13am

meic wrote:Reversing my transit style vans with the external mirrors was a lot easier than reversing the Passat with a rear window.
The issue is height, from the vans you are looking down, so can see the floor. In the car you are looking horizontally and cant see anything below window height for many yards behind, if you are on a slope it is far worse.



Simply adjust the mirrors?

I know it has worked for me. Reversing along a narrow lane, with a high "verge". Lower the mirror angles and then use them to see. When complete put them back to the normal position.

What little rear vision that is lost can be compensated with the rear view mirror and looking over your shoulder

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Re: auto high beam lights

Postby squeaker » 31 Dec 2018, 11:12am

Bonefishblues wrote:
peetee wrote:Am I the only one who finds it extremely annoying when 'polite' motorists flash full beam at you as a thank you or whatever? I have always indicated the same intent by momentarily switching off my headlights to avoid dazzling anyone. And while we are on the subject, a punch on the nose for anyone when sits in traffic with their foot on the brake pedal. :evil:

I agree with all of the above in every respect.
Spot on. Such actions confirm my thoughts about the awareness of many vehicle operators to what's around them :evil:
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Re: auto high beam lights

Postby rjb » 31 Dec 2018, 11:54am

When I learnt to drive I was taught to apply the handbrake when stopped waiting for the traffic lights to change. When my daughter's learnt they were told to use the footbrake if they were near the front of the traffic queue when waiting for the lights to change. Hence the proliferation of blinding brake lights from queueing traffic. :shock:
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Re: auto high beam lights

Postby tim-b » 31 Dec 2018, 4:14pm

Hi
Hence the proliferation of blinding brake lights from queueing traffic. :shock:

There could be another reason...BMW cars (and no doubt others) with electric parking brakes put the brake lights on when the auto handbrake is used. Pull the switch up and manually engage the electric handbrake and the brake lights remain off. I'm sure that there's a reason, it's just beyond me... :roll:
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