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Discussion in 'Get it off your chest' started by Kyska, Oct 30, 2015.

  1. Kyska

    Kyska Honorary Member

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    What is it with people who keep full beam on until they've shafted your night vision? I live where there are few road lights, I'm on full beam, dip and flash, but the t***s keep them on until they've blinded you then dip them.

    Well, said **** nearly got millions of candle power off the fendt this evening, but that'd be not turning the other cheek, winds me up.
     
  2. kal el

    kal el Posting Addict

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    its ridiculous, i drove up to the north east of scotland last week and was praying for day light.

    some people couldnt really give a sh*te. as long as they can see the road ahead, feck everyone elses retinas
     
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    Happened to me tonight on a long straight road, I thought Bl@@dy he'll those are bright lights then the prat dipped them about 50 yards away!!! If people can't see well enough with dipped lights they shouldn't be flamin driving grrrrrrrr:mad:
     
  4. essex sniper

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    If I dip mine and flash and they don't dip there's mine go straight back on full beam
     
  5. Damon

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    I was driving along a straight bit of road on the Salisbury Plain a few weeks ago when this idiot that was coming towards me decided not to dip after I'd flashed him a few times. Right I thought have some of this back and I gave him some full beam. Imagine my surprise when it turned out to be a Chinook helicopter that flew straight at me and passed about 100ft above shaking the car as it went. I nearly **** myself.
     
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    Damien wins with his encounter lol
     
  7. chevin

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    Problem round here is the amount of idiots driving around in bad weather with no lights on at all, if you flash them they still don't get it, probably to busy on the phone, I do see your point though it's either all or nothing.
     
  8. Trampilot

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    I've noticed that since the law that new cars must have driving lights on automatically there has been more drivers not using their proper lights at all. Also modern LED lights are far brighter than the normal bulb variety which blinds even during daylight hours.

    At the other end of the car - indicators are now so close to brake lights (sometimes inside them) that you can't even seem them flashing - Audi are especially guilty of this!
     
  9. Patrick

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    Yes it's bloody annoying, those drivers that don't dip their lights or do it after they've dazzled you.I think in some cases though it's because they h/lamps need adjusting ,they've got them set too high even on dip beam,especially on older cheap cars that don't get proper maintenance.
     
  10. lordclaverton

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    Having worked in a MOT center , you would be surprised how many people manage to fit headlight bulbs the wrong way up , or not seated correctly. Then wonder why they keep getting flashed.
     
  11. Trampilot

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    Actually last night I realised that my car's adjustable headlights were on their highest setting having realised that 3 is the lowest dipped and 1 is the highest straight in your eyes. This is opposite to my last car - which was also a Hyundai!
     
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    I've given up worrying about them. I give them a quick flash prior to them coming into view. If they still have them on when they face me head on and then dip the main beam, I then wait until I'm about 70m away and turn mine back on, for a couple of seconds of payback!
     
  13. RichieRich

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    Major culprits of this is Range Rover (or any other high end chelsea tractors) drivers. Absolutely annoying.

    I had one that kept its main beam on right up until 10 meters away from my car. I flashed him when he was some distance away, he did nothing. Flashed him again, nothing. As there was nothing behind him, i flashed and kept my main beam on, still nothing and he had the audacity to beep his horn at me!! I beeped back as he passed, he turned around and followed me.

    I pulled over outside a shop when we reached somewhere with street lights and he had a go at me for flashing him. I told him he had his on and refused to turn them off, he argued the toss and said he needs to see the road.
    I said so do I, but I can't see the road if you are ******* blinding me!!! Range rover bloke gets in his car, drives off tyres screeching, shouting abuse as he leaves. The idiot wasn't watching where he was going while he was hurling abuse, and mounted the pavement twatting a lamp post :lol:
    I just laughed, as did the owner of the shop who witnessed the whole thing. I got in my car and gave :finger: at the range rover as i drove past :D That's what driving like a d******d gets you :lol:
     
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  14. terry1001

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    I think that these adjusters are supposed to be used when you start loading the rear of the car with passengers and luggage so the highest setting should be set for 'normal, 1 or 2 up, and the lowest setting is for when you have a car and boot full. The setting should be checked when the car is serviced.
    The thing that annoys me the most is the people who drive around with their front fogs on all the time.
     
  15. Patrick

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    Or driving on the motorway when they deem it necessary, due to poor visibility, to have their rear fog light(s) on but still driving at over 70mph.:(:rolleyes:
    There used to be a law that stated that fog/spot driving lamps could/should only be used in prevailing weather conditions if the centre of the lamp was less than 24" from the ground.
     
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  16. Trampilot

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    Yep that's what they are for - though my Hyundai doesn't actually need them as it has self levelling suspension anyway! They do work.

    And fog lights ... the number of cars I saw yesterday driving with NO lights at all!
     
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    Not quite , I once had a similar experience , when it passed over head it was an alien spacecraft . "Ignorant beggars" I muttered to myself . I think the saying is "when in Earth do as the Earthlings do" ....or was that Rome ? :)
     
  18. Issac

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    One winter night I was driving a marked police vehicle on a country road. I was driving along on dipped headlights as I had seen the oncoming vehicle from some distance away. Said vehicle remained on full beam, so I thought that the driver had considered that I had failed to dip because he had seen no change in my lights as he approached. Therefore I gave a quick flash of my lights. He responded by switching on four spots causing me to be totally blinded. I had no choice but to hold my line and break to a stop.

    Once he had passed I swung my vehicle around and very quickly caught up with him. I followed until we got to the next village and then put on the blue strobes. I had intended just to give him a ticking off, until he annoyed me by saying "I wouldn't have done it if I had known you were police"

    I reported him for 'Driving without reasonable consideration for other road users'
     
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  19. Smufter

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    The thing that annoys me more than bright headlights are people who sit in a queue of traffic with their foot on the footbrake rather than using their handbrakes.
    With all modern cars having an upper rear brake light, (in some cases as many as a dozen bright LED's), it's blinding, especially in the dark and wet.
     
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    Good on yer,hope he got fined.
     
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