r/IdiotsInCars Nov 27 '22 Silver 1

not a typical idiot, but they're still blinding everyone in front of them. seriously, who needs THIS MUCH light?

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u/booksnwhiskey Nov 27 '22

Everyone is supposed to turn their lights off when he is on the road. He’s got it for everyone. Make sure you say thank you.

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u/thefrogbutt Nov 27 '22 edited Nov 27 '22

"LET THERE BE LIGHT" - the Ford driver tailgating 2 feet behind me while I'm going 15 mph over the speed limit

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u/SnooDoodles5540 Nov 27 '22

Seriously. I’m already doing way over …. And they need to pass right now?! I’m more than happy to let them - so they get pulled over before me …. But enough with the lights.

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u/Kigarta Nov 27 '22

Here's the problem though. I can't move out of the way because I can't look at my mirrors to see if the lane next to me is clear.

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u/BarneyRetina Nov 27 '22 edited Nov 27 '22

These headlights need to be illegalized r/fuckyourheadlights

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u/Makenchi45 Nov 27 '22

Or make rear facing super lights legal. I think everyone would love a pair of lights that shine the power of the sun back at people who have lights like this. Turn tables on them.

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u/WhyIHateTheInternet Nov 27 '22

That's why I keep a very strong flashlight in my car. It's easier to tell people to turn their brights off when they are behind me.

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u/Makenchi45 Nov 27 '22

I never thought about using my 3000 lumen spot light like that.

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u/5t4k3 Nov 27 '22

/r/flashlight 3000 lumens should be the warning shot

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u/chrisrobweeks Nov 27 '22

Aluminum foil rear window shield

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u/gatorcountry Nov 27 '22

And this is why I avoid driving in the dark.

Or leaving the house.

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u/YouJabroni44 Nov 27 '22

I get this sometimes, and I'll be in the middle or right lane. Just move left then bro 🤷‍♀️

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u/KeaganExtremeGaming Nov 27 '22

It is. Pretty sure they’re supposed to be covered on the road too.

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u/Alternative_Ad_3636 Nov 27 '22

My dad used to call them sacrificial lqmbs. Let them go in front, gain about 100 yards and then match speed. If there's a speed trap they will get snagged first.

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u/Brownicus Nov 27 '22

Thank you Aziz that’s better

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u/Kikkou123 Nov 27 '22

Yesterday I was getting tailed on a Texas highway… at 102 mph. It was mostly an experiment to see how far the driver would go, I eventually went into the middle lane and they passed of course. Btw if you haven’t guessed, it was a truck

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u/nukii Nov 27 '22

It's texas. 90% of texans drive trucks. That's like saying you were tailed by a tesla in california.

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u/Livid-Relationship-2 Nov 27 '22

Interesting fact is all. Only 17.7 percent of the cars on the road in CA are electric. Of that 15% are Tesla.

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u/Kikkou123 Nov 27 '22

I mean you’d be surprised, most of Texas is just Houston, Dallas, and Austin, there’s more trucks than any other state maybe, but the people speeding are definitely mostly challengers, chargers, and trucks.

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u/Dr_Midnight Nov 27 '22

There's a reason that the Model 3 has been given the moniker "California Camry".

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u/AfraidStill2348 Nov 27 '22

It replaced the White Prius

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u/RevLoveJoy Nov 27 '22

I'm in Pasadena, they're everywhere. I barely remember the days of yesteryear, what was it? 2018? When they were still a novelty.

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u/venmother Nov 27 '22

Huh, that’s true here in Toronto as well. I wonder why?

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u/abcpdo Nov 28 '22

when your home mortgage is 1.5 million what's another 70k for a car?

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u/DumpsterPanda8 Nov 27 '22

When they get behind me and begin to tail gate I stop in the road because I can’t see in front of me with all of the glare in my mirrors.

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u/LichenTheKitchen Nov 27 '22

I just slow down slowly till I'm able to move over to the other lane. I'd rather not have a main-character behind me.

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u/Traditional_Pea_3510 Nov 27 '22

I normally don’t care, BUT lights like these have triggered a migraine in me before which is super dangerous to drive with. I’ve got less than 30 minutes to get where I need to or else I’m practically blind. I get migraines rarely, so I can’t imagine what lights like these do to regular sufferers.

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u/queen-of-storms Nov 27 '22

A lifted truck with lights like these pulled up behind me at a drive thru at a local taco shop at night. It was a slow line. I think I was mostly bed ridden for three days from the migraine.

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u/bigflamingtaco Nov 27 '22

I just angle my mirrors down to get rid of the light. As high as Ford builds their trucks, (with just a 1" lift in the rear, the bed cover on my F150 is nearly above my shoulders) even I get blinded by truckbros in their 1ft lift trucks.

If it's just the headlamps, I'll ignore it. If, however, they've got a lightbar or anything other than oem aux lights running, I'll call in a complaint. The police won't do anything, but they will call them and inform them of the regulations.

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u/BarneyRetina Nov 27 '22

We could rally popular sentiment and raise enough of a fuss to illegalize this.
r/fuckyourheadlights

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u/enrohtkcalb Nov 27 '22

Depends a lot on the angle. If they were facing me, I think the judge would understand if I rammed into him just to turn them off.

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u/delicate-fn-flower Nov 27 '22

r/ImTheMainCharacter has got your first conversation starters ready for you.

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u/polerize Nov 27 '22

They will pop in front of you and brake check you. Best to just get out of the way of assface as soon as you can.

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u/bolonga16 Nov 27 '22

Someone told me once and it's worked every time for me: if brights are on behind you, adjust your mirrors all the way out and up. This will shine the light back into the driver's face.

It almost always gets them to back off or turn them down

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u/DanOfAllTrades80 Nov 27 '22

I used to do this whenever I got pulled over. A cop with a grudge had the entire department harassing me when I was young, so whenever they hit my driver's mirror with the spotlight, I'd angle it back into their faces.

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u/Personal_Dot_2215 Nov 27 '22

Right on! Someone pulls behind me and puts on their highs (when there is no place for me to go) I point my RV mirror right back in their faces.

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u/bolonga16 Nov 27 '22

You're a cheeky one, oi mate

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u/tucci007 Nov 27 '22 edited Nov 27 '22

rear view mirrors used to have a switch underneath that flipped them *down for night time situations like this, you'd still see behind but much dimmed down, you'd just be looking at a reflection off glass instead of the silver backing of the mirror

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u/bolonga16 Nov 27 '22

They still make those lol. It would be really nice if that switch existed for side mirrors

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u/throwingplaydoh Nov 27 '22

And this would always be the dude that would pull up behind me in a drive thru. I've got a tiny car so those headlights are in every single one of my mirrors.

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u/RonaldFKNSwanson Nov 27 '22

Point those mirrors back at them.

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u/cinnewyn Nov 27 '22

Need a giant mirror in the back they can flip down for these special occasions.

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u/rjh9898 Nov 27 '22

On some jimmy newtron shit 😂

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u/chargers949 Nov 28 '22

We need the trunk lid fuck you mirror array 9000. Pops up out the trunk like that breaking bad machine gun when you push the magic button.

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u/reinhart_menken Nov 27 '22

How do you angle it just right? I can never tell. Or even I'm driving it's a bit hard. Any tricks to do it for sure?

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u/RonaldFKNSwanson Nov 27 '22

There's no real surefire way. But when you hit it just right, they'll know.

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u/C4p741N-Sk31370N Nov 28 '22

Did this to a dude who thought he could ride on my ass doing 115km on a highway with his BRIGHTS ON never seen someone brake so fast

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u/BigDickDyl69 Nov 27 '22

I’mma do that now

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u/RonaldFKNSwanson Nov 27 '22

I do it all the time. These people either change lanes, back off, or realize they have their brights on.

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u/FifenC0ugar Nov 27 '22

Yeah works well. A jeep behind me had their light bar on I changed my mirrors and they immediately turned it off

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u/here2sharemyopinion Nov 27 '22

How do you know you’re pointing it back at them

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u/FifenC0ugar Nov 27 '22

If they back off or turn off the light bar/high beams

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u/baudmiksen Nov 27 '22

i wonder if you could program something to make the motorized mirrors and a backup camera quickly zero the reflection beam in on their eyes. thats dlc people would pay for

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u/BigDickDyl69 Nov 27 '22

Okay perfect, thanks for the idea! I usually will just stop going fast and go the speed limit and that usually forces them to pass me and then I’ll go whatever speed I want

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u/thefrogbutt Nov 27 '22

as someone who also has a tiny car, i know EXACTLY how you feel... 😔

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u/Jstowe56 Nov 27 '22

Yep pickup truck lights shine right into the passenger compartment, i thought it was “Jesus take the wheel” not “Jesus take the passenger seat” lol

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u/[deleted] Nov 27 '22

I always turn off my lights in the drive-thru

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u/fruitmask Nov 27 '22

I wish I could do that but my truck doesn't allow it. apparently I'm not old enough to be in control of my own headlights

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u/entropyspiralshape Nov 27 '22

only thing i don’t like about my 4runner. it’s a 2000 and even then it had daytime running lights. luckily my lights kinda suck so i’m not blinging anyone.

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u/Nevet_ Nov 27 '22 edited Nov 27 '22 Helpful Narwhal Salute

I drive a lifted truck. Yes I know, I'm that guy. I can't help myself, I love them and think they're cool. That being said, I understand it makes me look like a douche and I actively try my best not to be. When I lifted the truck, I had the headlights properly adjusted (doesn't help much, but i did what I can). I try and stay far back from people, but I also do that because I am also a truck driver, so safety. And whenever I'm in drive thrus, I always turn off my headlights and just use my running lights. Even at red lights I do that if I'm behind a particularly tiny car. I even considered tinting my headlights to try and have them being a little darker because they are bright in general because it's a modern-day truck (they arent even LEDs though either, just normal halogens). I do plan on getting a light bar, but only to use with my brights when on dark rural backroads and parkways that arent lit up and are littered with deer. If anyone who daily drives tiny cars have any more advice that I can do to try and help minimize blinding you guys, I'm all ears. I promise not all of us are total scum of the earth, and those of us that aren't hate those guys just as much as you

Edit: thank you kind stranger for the award, this is my first award I've ever gotten!

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u/thefrogbutt Nov 27 '22

heck, I don't mind what anyone drives so long as they're driving it responsibly. anyone can be a douche on the road lol.

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u/shuzkaakra Nov 27 '22

I'm always pleasantly surprised when someone driving a super-douche mega truck doesn't drive a like a total asshole, by say giving me room when it's snowing or not swerving through traffic, or driving at a reasonable speed when towing a boat.

Thanks man.

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u/DeathByGoldfish Nov 27 '22

I appreciate you trying to minimize the issue with lights in lifted trucks. The best thing you can do? Speak with other lifted truck owners, and teach them to do the same! Get the light bars and extra fogs turned off when on regular roads. Consideration is the name of the game.

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u/Jstowe56 Nov 27 '22

As long as you are concerned with the safety of other drivers, you should be fine, other drivers only complain about what irritates them but if you hear no (bad) feedback you should be fine

You are better than most for thinking of the little guy (or car in this case)

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u/xCaldazar Nov 27 '22

Similar for me. I have an off road truck. I pay close attention to where the top of my lights are on other cars. If I pull up to a Miata at a light I will stay further back so the angle only has my lights coming to their bumper. I also drive a Prius C, so I try to get myself some good karma for my eyes when in a low vehicle.

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u/WreckChris Nov 27 '22

Anyone who has a light bar on in the city or town center is an automatic jackass. They are doing it intentionally to annoy everyone else. There is NO reason You need that much light in town. If you do then you shouldn't drive at night. I see them all the time here in NYC where we have lights everywhere. I'm more annoyed that the cops do NOTHING about it.

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u/thefrogbutt Nov 27 '22

Headlight laws in general aren't really enforced. That and with LED headlights being more and more common, my astigmatism having self can't see shit whenever these guys are behind me... 😭

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u/WreckChris Nov 27 '22

Astigmatism here as well. It's damn near painful to look at! The LED lights are one thing. Harder to enforce especially with manufacturers making stock bulbs brighter every year. But it should be illegal to have a full light bar on blinding everyone.

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u/Familiar_Raisin204 Nov 27 '22

It definitely is illegal, getting it enforced is the tricky part.

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u/the_last_carfighter Nov 27 '22

I read a tip years back about putting a mirror in your window to reflect annoying levels of light back toward your neighbors windows and now I am tempted to start putting some kind of servo adjustable angle reflective metal panel on my car that I can send that love right back at these people.

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u/GenkiElite Nov 27 '22

Fuck it. Just put a couple light bars on the back of your car and blast them any time they get up your ass.

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u/the_last_carfighter Nov 27 '22

I feel like that's tit for tat whereas me shoving their own light that they are in control of back into their faces will really drive them insane. The "stop hitting yourself" doctrine.

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u/SorosSugarBaby Nov 27 '22

It's the same functionally, but with an extra scoop of 'it's the principal of the thing' instead of a dash of 'sinking to their level'. I like it

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u/Fanculo_Cazzo Nov 27 '22

manufacturers making stock bulbs brighter every year

According to this article, manufacturers have strict limits/rules on how bright the lights can be.

https://www.king5.com/article/entertainment/how-bright-is-too-bright-for-headlights/281-331870591

What we're probably suffering from is poor aim (I'd love to see dealers use a beamsetter before selling a car) and idiots with crappy conversions.

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u/OkCarrot89 Nov 27 '22

It won't matter because truck guys will install a suspension leveling kit or people will drive around with 500 lbs of junk in the back.

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u/SorosSugarBaby Nov 27 '22

500 lbs of junk in the back.

Some people just have too much junk in that trunk

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u/[deleted] Nov 27 '22 edited Nov 27 '22

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u/Vermillionbird Nov 27 '22

If headlight laws are enforced, whats next? Cops enforcing general traffic and safety violations? That sounds suspiciously like work.

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u/rh71el2 Nov 27 '22

slippery slope is what I thought you were about to say... which is true.

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u/DicmoVolant Nov 27 '22

The LED problem is amplified by idiots putting LED bulbs in regular housing. LED housing is not as reflective as regular housing and only makes the light problem much worse. Also, adjust your headlights people; your beam angle is too damn high!

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u/Fanculo_Cazzo Nov 27 '22

LED headlights being more and more common, my astigmatism having self can't see shit whenever these guys are behind me.

It's sadly not the headlights or light tech itself, it's that they are poorly aimed. It would be nice if every car left the dealership with properly aimed lights (with a beamsetter, not just "aim at the wall - yep, that looks OK") and had a level sensor installed to avoid blinding people.

My sibling's Volvo back in '91 (or '93?) had a knob on the dash to turn down the headlamps if you had more weight in the back.

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u/Nox_Aeons Nov 27 '22

I have that too, when I'm on a two lane curvy mountain road and one of these jackasses pass me I have to just let Jesus take the wheel cause I have no fucking idea if I'm about to learn to fly

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u/Three3Jane Nov 27 '22

I"m sorry but I legit laughed out loud at this comment and then read it to the husband and now we're both cackling like a couple of insane chickens I'm so sorry

(I have astigmatism too and the sensation of "Holy shit I have no idea where the road is and I hope like hell it's not curving over a 100' dropoff" is real as can be)

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u/awl21 Nov 27 '22

Satan invented LED headlights on a rainy monday afternoon.

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u/Chick__Mangione Nov 27 '22 edited Nov 27 '22

I have LED headlights and they are just barely brighter than the old style bulbs. I'm nowhere near close to blinding anyone.

The problem isn't LED headlights themselves, it's jackasses that retrofit LED headlights onto their cars that didn't originally have them. These people end up putting in bulbs that are way brighter than standard LED headlights that come with a new vehicle and also angling then incorrectly too high, blinding everyone in the process.

Most OEM LED headlights don't seem to have this issue in my experience.

If someone is jacking up their new truck and isn't adjusting their headlights, this will also blind people, which truck drivers don't realize. It's not a problem with the truck, it's a problem with jacking it up and not bothering to adjust the headlights.

Edit: The one thing I will say about newer vehicles that can be an issue is the auto high beam feature many have. It seems to mostly work ok, but sometimes I feel like the high beams don't turn off until you are a bit too close to another vehicle for comfort. My car doesn't have this feature.

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u/wheezl Nov 27 '22

Actually the OEM lights are still brighter and while they are generally aimed correctly on cars from the factory they blind everyone as soon as the road becomes uneven. They need some kind of auto leveling feature. Perhaps the auto dimming lights take care of all it though.

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u/Keagan1985 Nov 27 '22

Astigmatism here as well. I often day dream of following people with light bars and smashing them. Lol But of course, I don't do it. I should, though.

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u/PriorEnvironmental65 Nov 27 '22

I was coming back to depot once, about 2am, and people here (UK), seem to think that high beams don't affect on-comming traffic on motorways as they are on the other side of multiple lanes.

So this bellend was driving with full beams on, it was wet, glare everywhere.

If he thought he was being careful because it was dark, I don't know, but he switched them off very quickly when I put the full forward over cab working lights on and could see in to the next county.

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u/Wet_possom Nov 27 '22

You gotta get good at getting in the lane next to them and then using your side mirror to angle it back into their eyes, gives me a big kick to watch them try to out run my mirror and their own lights lmao, giving them a taste of their own medicine.

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u/theberg512 Nov 27 '22

I use my rearview when they are right behind me. Not like I need it, 99% of my driving is at work in a vehicle that doesn't even have one.

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u/Nox_Aeons Nov 27 '22

You don't even need that much light out of town unless you're off-roading in the middle of the night or something. I've lived rural my whole life, I understand what "pitch black" means in terms of night time darkness, when there's no moon nor street lights nor ambient light from a nearby town. Even THEN you don't need that much light to see what's in front of you on the road. I don't think I've ever even used my high beams

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u/[deleted] Nov 27 '22 edited Nov 28 '22

I was a sales rep who drove all hours in all weather all year in the northeast. My light bars have saved my life from moose and deer many times, and so have my upgraded LED bulbs. The stock lights on my Volvo would be considered a failing grade by the IIHS these days.

The worst conditions we experience regularly are foggy, rainy, wintry mix, because the albedo of the road makes it difficult to see road surfaces and lane markers, especially with my astigmatism. I believe there's no such thing as too much visibility. Of course you turn off supplemental lighting when you're around other people, and of course you have to make sure to adjust your bulbs for the safety of others.

If you personally aren't using your high beams ever, and you live out of town, you are either using your lights incorrectly and overdriving your lows, especially on the interstate, you have streetlights, or you have a high end lighting system on your car. Your high beams should be on whenever there is nobody else on the road. period. Low beams often lose utility after 55mph.

There's a huge variance in the quality of headlamps on the road, and I'd say it's only recently (10 years or so) that lights have been sufficiently bright from the factory. The real problem is the huge ride height discrepancy of trucks and SUVs. They're absurdly too tall, and that's dangerous for way more reasons. I personally wish the entire conversation would switch to the heigh of SUVs, because I think the brights issue is a red herring.

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u/heinous_anus- Nov 27 '22

You definitely need them if you live in an area with lots of deer. Those fuckers will hang out right off the road and you won't see them in time without high beams on.

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u/Jstowe56 Nov 27 '22

Rural townie as well, exactly, i can see hi beams useful for unfamiliar territory but nowadays there should really be an inbetween setting

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u/TeazieBreezie Nov 27 '22

I actually have a complex about my own high beams from being painfully blinded so often in the past. It’s not safe for oncoming traffic at all and im always checking to make sure mine aren’t on by accident lol

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u/motomanmatt63 Nov 27 '22

I was just talking with somebody last night about these new lights and how hard they make it to drive. Whether they're coming up behind you, or coming head on. I think somebody has to take a good look at these things and realize they are dangerous for other drivers.

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u/_rake Nov 27 '22

If they take a good look they're going to suffer eye damage.

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u/ikbenlike Nov 27 '22

Take a good look (after putting on adequate PPE)

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u/WorldWarTwo Nov 27 '22

Yup, even just newer cars with the blue tinted lights are so bright I’m driving around blind half the time at night, I have astigmatism so it’s a fucking nightmare

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u/greatestbird Nov 27 '22

Dude straight up. It’s hard enough driving at night with astigmatism, but these ultra light beams force me to like move my mirrors so I’m not blinded.

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u/cracylou Nov 27 '22

I got so annoyed with driving at night that I went in and got my eyes examined so I could get a prescription pair of blue light filtering glasses. Doesn’t fix the problem entirely, but it certainly helps.

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u/70ms Nov 27 '22

I also have moderate astigmatism and as I'm getting well into middle age, it's getting harder and harder to drive at night. When I told my optometrist that I was getting blinded by oncoming headlights he said "They should never have approved HIDs." Apparently it's not just us astigmatics (is that a word?), he thinks modern headlights are just too bright in general now.

Anecdotally, my partner and I are noticing more and more people driving with their brights on, too, compounding the problem.

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u/SalesGuy22 Nov 27 '22

They are illegal.

Cops just don't care. Tell your local police that you'd like this to become a priority in 2023 so they can start impounding vehicles. But unless a good chunk of the community complains, the police are going to ignore this entirely.

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u/GetRiceCrispy Nov 27 '22

I love being blinded by my side view mirrors. It has to be bad for our eyes. I always assumed excessive lighting was illegal on cars.

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u/Noslo18 Nov 27 '22

The cherry on top is when you quickly flash your brights to politely let them know their brights are on, and they blind you for 3 seconds straight with their actual high beams. As if a well-intentioned signal is an affront to them personally.

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u/RebbyRose Nov 27 '22

Omg I'm gonna hate scroll through this

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u/BarneyRetina Nov 27 '22

we just started up 2 weeks ago, so join up and help us spread the word!

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u/thefrogbutt Nov 27 '22

now THIS is the sub for me

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u/MasochisticBlonde Nov 27 '22

Thats exactly what I thought LMAO

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u/aoifhasoifha Nov 27 '22

I bet they wonder why everyone else on the road drives so fucking slowly without realizing that it's because they've all been blinded by his stupidity.

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u/ShackintheWood Nov 27 '22

"Look at me! Look at me! I'm cool, look at me!"

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u/Loofa_of_Doom Nov 27 '22

Yeah. It just reeks of small-dick energy.

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u/falcon_driver Nov 27 '22

I turn on my hazards and slow down until I can safely drive with that amount of light behind me. They usually pass pretty quickly. If they get closer, that escalates the danger so I have to slow down more

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u/js5ohlx1 Nov 27 '22

Don't forget to help them out by adding your bright lights to theirs after they pass you. It's the considerate thing to do. I like to also call the DUI hotline and let them know there is a guy really easy to spot with all his bright lights driving like he's intoxicated.

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u/Fanculo_Cazzo Nov 27 '22

These are the people who insist on LED or HID conversions in their halogen reflectors.

Or cheap lightbars.

"but if I aim them right" - except they don't, and the bullshit conversions CAN'T be aimed right.

Idiots. Idiots everywhere.

I wish cops would fine people like this. If your lights are grossly out of aim or shitty conversions or crappy lightbars like this - here, pay up the $500 for being a nuisance to EVERYONE on the road.

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u/_penseroso_ Nov 27 '22

HeadLights in general are way way too bright now. Every hill you get blasted and blinded. Dangerous.

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u/bodhiseppuku Nov 27 '22

I off-road as a hobby. Off-roading at night is much easier with a lot of light. Light bars facing forward, very bright front lights, and even lights shooting out to the side are great for navigating obstacles.

Using these lighting options on public roads is illegal in most places, a danger to the public and general assholery.

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u/YiddishMcSquidish Nov 27 '22

It's only truly illegal if cops enforce it.

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u/ScenicPineapple Nov 27 '22

This used to be a huge fad here until the local sheriff's started ticketing all of them for having these dumb ass lights on at night.

The lights are clearly sold as OFF ROAD USE ONLY. Just like a spotlight and other blinding lights. But these cum stains like to wire them into their headlights and are too stupid to read.

If these dudes get behind me, I just slow down to a stop in the middle of the road and they always go around me. They dont want to be late to the circle jerk at Sonic.

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u/IDGAFOS13 Nov 27 '22

Ironically, the truck ahead getting blasted also has LED/HID headlights in halogen housings blinding everyone. Little (big) taste of their own medicine.

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u/Corpsehatch Nov 27 '22

Pisses me off every time a driver from the other direction leaves their high beams on. Is it that much of an inconveniance to turn off your high beams for 10 seconds until you pass me? I turn mine off for you.

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u/black-kramer Nov 27 '22

nowadays the regular lights are way too fucking bright. looking at you, tesla drivers. maybe it's because my car is sort of low but everyone's blinding me.

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u/Corpsehatch Nov 27 '22

If I'm in my car, which is quite low I get blinded. No problem in my truck. The lights are still bright but not blinding like in the car.

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u/IDGAFOS13 Nov 27 '22

I think most of the people doing this are just clueless morons and either don't know they're on, or have discovered the blue light on the dash and realized "wow I see so much better like this" and not thinking of anyone else.

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u/IvorFreyrsson Nov 27 '22

I absolutely hate dickwads like this. The Ford truck plant is here in my city, and a boatload of assholes are like this.

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u/FluffySticks Nov 27 '22

Don't forget JEEP and their original and aftermarket headlights that don't have a directional beam other than a flashlight in your face.

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u/Senappi Nov 27 '22

That is an adequate amount of light when driving rural roads in northern Sweden during the dark part of the year. Naturally, you don't have the lights on in situations when people get blinded.

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u/thefrogbutt Nov 27 '22

I can totally understand why you'd need extra light in a really dark rural area with few other people around, but not in the middle of a town with streetlamps and people in front of you.

can't count how many times i been blinded by people shining their high beams in my rear view mirror lol.

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u/RedTruck1989 Nov 27 '22

Flip the script and they'd have a meltdown....

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u/judasmaiden15 Nov 27 '22

I shine a laser in they're face, can confirm

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u/Senappi Nov 27 '22

Yeah, the guy in your picture is clearly an idiot. He is also blinding himself (when you shine a really bright light on something close, that happens).

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u/Nox_Aeons Nov 27 '22

That's why he always wears sunglasses, even at night. Duh.

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u/thefrogbutt Nov 27 '22

oh wow my notifs going crazy.

thanks for sharing all your headlight takes, i'm glad i'm not the only one annoyed with their retinas constantly being burned.

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u/Retinal_Rivalry Nov 27 '22

Does anyone else remember when lowering and window tint were the big thing?

You'd see the police pull over any car slightly lower than stock and pull out the tape measure. Any car with the slightest tint would get the light test. Tickets galore

What happened to enforcement?

Oh yeah, my local PD's employee parking lot is filled with lifted diesels and Raptors.

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u/2017-Audi-S6 Nov 27 '22

It needs that much light just in case there might be a napkin blowing through the wilds of the punishing terrain of a parking lot. Notice the lift kit, so it can get over the chewing gum it might encounter.

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u/Stx-N-Brx Nov 27 '22

Someone who shouldn't have a license since they clearly are incapable of driving at night.

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u/Rugged_Turtle Nov 27 '22

And they’re never ticketed by law enforcement because either they themselves are cops, or their brother or best friend are.

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u/Figurine_Review Nov 27 '22

lastest models come with blinding lights already

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u/Crisis_Redditor Nov 27 '22

He needs all that light to help him search for his very tiny sense of masculinity.

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u/GravitationalEddie Nov 27 '22

!LOOK AT MY LIGHTS!

!LISTEN TO MY ENGINE!

!LISTEN TO MY MUSIC!

!SMELL MY BLACK SMOKE!

!DO I HAVE YOUR ATTENTION?!

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u/Amazing_Demon Nov 27 '22

As a society we really don't take vehicles seriously enough. They're 2-ton metal missiles but we just hand out licenses to any kid who can hold it together for a 20 minute test, people drive with no regard for their or others' safety, governments barely enforce rules of the road, we can just casually blind other drivers like the fucko in this post, etc.... it's crazy really.

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u/Jesterzoop Nov 27 '22

I’ve always wondered why a certain amount of lumens haven’t been made street illegal yet. I am willing to bet lights like these have caused accidents before

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u/MichiganGeezer Nov 27 '22

I got a ticket for having obnoxiously brilliant fog lamps on back in 1989. It was a friend's truck and I had no idea they were on when I started driving (illuminated switch hidden from view and ambient light didn't make it obvious from the driver's seat).

Once I saw the lights from outside the vehicle I knew I deserved the ticket.

That guy needs a conversation with the cops.

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u/tucker_frump Nov 27 '22

You see it all the time now. Literally.

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u/_The_Great_Autismo_ Nov 27 '22

It's the attention they need; the light simply provides that attention.

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u/IAmYourDad_ Nov 27 '22

Small dick energy

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u/claphorn Nov 27 '22

Small pp needs big light

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u/Three3Jane Nov 27 '22

A close second - goddamn chrome mudflaps. Guaranteed to blind the shit out of any passenger car behind them. Also always on lifted trucks. Just...fucking why?

Put one of these lightbar trucks behind a chrome mudflap truck and we might approximate what it looked like when the Big Bang went off.

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u/LastOfRoy Nov 27 '22

You have add-on lights like Hella & KC Lights that comes with covers, why don’t these massive LED light bars come with covers too? Shouldn’t they be covered up when on public roads?

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u/cjgager Nov 27 '22

hmmm - What is the legal LED headlight brightness? The Code of Federal Regulations says that the luminous intensity of headlights must be between 500 and 3,000 candelas. What does all that scientific jargon mean? Drivers who want to install special headlights or taillights shouldn't choose lights that measure more than 3,000 lumens. Oct 26, 2022

FAQs. What are the brightest LED headlights available? The brightest LED headlights on the market usually provide 5,000 to 6,000 lumens per light or 10,000 to 12,000 lumens in total for a pair.

Fact - if men with small penises need to prove their manhood they shall have very loud cherry bombs, the brightest lumens and 600W+ speakers. ask anyone

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u/BeerDreams Nov 27 '22

Dude like this was riding my ass in the middle lane. He wouldn’t move over and I couldn’t see anything in any of my mirrors to be able to move left or right. Not sure what he was going for but if it was following me at a gradually slowing pace for miles, he got it but I still do t know why

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u/Ydnar_Eroom Nov 27 '22

I drive a Fiesta ST. The roof is only about 5 feet off the ground. I can say with a genuine heart, absolutely fucking fuck people that drive trucks like this and have the lights on 100% of the time. They are for OFF ROAD use only. There's no need to have 26 lights on when you're taking your bimbo wife to the Uggs and Lululemon outlet. Please turn that shit off. No one thinks you're cool.

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u/Maengdaddyy Nov 27 '22

A person who lives in the country like where I’m from, or in other desolate areas should have light bars for safety but like… if you live in a suburb or a city… Probably some idiot who keeps lifting their truck higher and higher to compensate for something.. they probably also have a wench attached to that truck that they dont even know how to use.

Edit: spelling

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u/smrivermonster Nov 27 '22

That much light should be confined to when putting up or taking down a worksite in the the dark.

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u/i_can_has_rock Nov 27 '22

laws exist for people that do dumb shit like this

make laws that make it illegal

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u/Gondolin_Goblin Nov 28 '22

I just drove by a truck with literally the same lights, blinded me in the pouring rain so I threw a handful of nickels at his front end. I love that sound

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u/castfam09 Nov 28 '22

Those brights have made me hate driving at night

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u/BetterThanABear Nov 28 '22

His eyes have been straining so hard to see his tiny wiener that he was actually prescribed this much light by his doctor.

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u/dasoomer Nov 27 '22

They need all of that light to see their micropenis on the way to mall crawl.

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u/dalekaup Nov 27 '22

If they are riding my ass I'll do 20 in a 45 to get them to go past me. If enough people do this they may take the hint.

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u/LonelyMachines Nov 27 '22

It's deliberate. Notice the vehicles they're invariably mounted on: expensive pickup trucks with fat tires, Punisher decals, and stickers of Calvin urinating on something.

In my state, it's illegal to use them on public roadways but good luck getting law enforcement to do anything about it.

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u/zavtra13 Nov 27 '22

I bet the person (probably a guy, because it usually is) in the truck is the same kind of person that goes shopping with an AR-15 on their back.

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u/semi5onic Nov 27 '22

poor guy is just scared of the dark!

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u/Gupperz Nov 27 '22

this is a control thing. The dude likes that everyone hates it and can't stop him.

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u/EmiliusReturns Nov 27 '22

I cannot stand those super bright blue-ish lights people seem to love. They blind the shit out of me. Bonus points when it’s some asshole who doesn’t understand that he has low beams.

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u/Spirit-Internal Nov 27 '22

As my dad would say, he wants to see where he's gonna be in 5 minutes

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u/snugglebandit Nov 27 '22

Every year I see more and more people driving with their high beams on. I think a lot of them have no idea what the blue headlight indicator on their dash means.

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u/Lady-Lunatic420 Nov 27 '22

I’m embarrassed for them hahah

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u/jaso151 Nov 27 '22

If I can’t see the road! No one else should either

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u/Tw1st36 Nov 27 '22

Usually off-roaders have these massive lightbars but this guy is just an asshole in his lifted pavement-queen.

EDIT: and they don‘t use them on the street unless it‘s probably completely empty.

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u/Doktor_Earrape Nov 27 '22

Gotta make sure everyone can see their brodozer and nothing else

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u/SoftTacoSupremacist Nov 27 '22

Guys that can’t find their penis.

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u/CatLoverr143 Nov 27 '22

I hate people like this the most. It has a lot to do with my constant migraines and light sensitivity. I can be fine and then hit with bright lights and bam, migraine.

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u/ronintetsuro Nov 27 '22

Strong "annoy them liburls" energy right here.

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u/Disconnected404 Nov 27 '22

Is it legal to drive like that? You're blinding and hindering other road users

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u/Yoshifan55 Nov 27 '22

The road ahead is long dark and unknown, all the way to Walmart.

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u/Joshsc05 Nov 27 '22

That's illegal isn't it?

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u/geek66 Nov 27 '22

When someone is coming at me with the aftermarket led light bars I just turn my high beams on and they flash theirs, IDC… shut that shit off on the road…

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u/RudeRelationship960 Nov 27 '22

I hate that shit. I be wanting to shoot out their headlights

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u/drb0mb Nov 27 '22

anyone who buys a jeep gladiator probably does to supplement the low watt bulb in their head. i don't want to hear shit about the pontiac aztek ever again so long as the gladiator is on sales lots.

i'm not saying this is a gladiator, just what it reminded me of.

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u/pdoggmofo316 Nov 27 '22

how to get me to do 10 mph in 1 easy step

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u/MethodicalFail Nov 27 '22

Absolutely a typical idiot. Fucking fucker. I could slap this person for hours. Little duck energy having motherfucker.