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    Default Early brights?

    I have very good brights so I switch mine off very early and lower speed until the car from the front passes. I switch off early before they show up over a crest - very few return the favour waiting to see my lights before dimming, but I can still live with that

    Very rarely do I get someone flashing me to complain about my lights.

    What grates me no end, is people turning their brights on half a second before passing me from the front..

    Its not a scarcety either. Its a deliberate action. And happens often!

    Why why why?

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    because they know you will have no time for retribution

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rustie View Post
    because they know you will have no time for retribution
    Wat??


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    It is the person that will take a liberty shot and duck behind someone else.
    It is the person that just has to "show" you he can do this knowing he will get away with it.
    It is most likely the schizophrenic mentality lurking in a otherwise normal appearing person that takes over for he wants to blind you so that you can roll your car into the bushes and die.....
    It is most likely the person that will hurt animals while growing up.
    It is most likely the person that will hit his wife when he gets home drunk late at night.

    I drive around 4500km's per month, many of it after sunset, I see many such people of low self esteem on our roads, many more than I thought would be possible.
    Its like the zombies come out after sunset and get into their cars and trawl the darkest and narrowest of roads where they can "show" the oncoming drivers who they really are.

    It is the purest sign of cowardice I can think there exists.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Oldtimer View Post
    It is the person that will take a liberty shot and duck behind someone else.
    It is the person that just has to "show" you he can do this knowing he will get away with it.
    It is most likely the schizophrenic mentality lurking in a otherwise normal appearing person that takes over for he wants to blind you so that you can roll your car into the bushes and die.....
    It is most likely the person that will hurt animals while growing up.
    It is most likely the person that will hit his wife when he gets home drunk late at night.

    I drive around 4500km's per month, many of it after sunset, I see many such people of low self esteem on our roads, many more than I thought would be possible.
    Its like the zombies come out after sunset and get into their cars and trawl the darkest and narrowest of roads where they can "show" the oncoming drivers who they really are.

    It is the purest sign of cowardice I can think there exists.
    exactly what I said

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rustie View Post
    exactly what I said
    ja but Johan said it better

    I think in Marius' case they just know its him
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    Quote Originally Posted by jelo View Post
    ja but Johan said it better

    I think in Marius' case they just know its him
    Fine, ill take the spare off the roof as a test. Hehe
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    Quote Originally Posted by MariusFourie View Post
    I have very good brights so I switch mine off very early and lower speed until the car from the front passes. I switch off early before they show up over a crest - very few return the favour waiting to see my lights before dimming, but I can still live with that

    Very rarely do I get someone flashing me to complain about my lights.

    What grates me no end, is people turning their brights on half a second before passing me from the front..

    Its not a scarcety either. Its a deliberate action. And happens often!

    Why why why?
    Those who went to proper driving school have the answer

    Basically the most dangerous moment when two cars come against each other is when they are side by side or near so. Not enough light. Human eye has a delay so this can be taken into account. So the correct moment to put the light bright is just before passing. You might see that the brights are put on but you do not get blinded.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jouko View Post
    Those who went to proper driving school have the answer

    Basically the most dangerous moment when two cars come against each other is when they are side by side or near so. Not enough light. Human eye has a delay so this can be taken into account. So the correct moment to put the light bright is just before passing. You might see that the brights are put on but you do not get blinded.
    I get blinded, and that 0.5 seconds is going to make no difference in our trajectories in terms of reaction time.

    By the time my abrupt swear is out, he already in my rearview mirror.

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    All above true , however one must as well make an allowance that after driving long at night with a lot of on-coming traffic, that one might have a 0.01% time where they 're a bit slow to dip at the right time ,as well if the road looks dangerous and trying to maximise 'light ' time without inconveniencing on coming drivers as best as possible,-as a lot of our roads are not lit or badly lit and a lot of 'dangers' running about them besides the expected legal cars,trucks and motorbikes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MariusFourie View Post
    I have very good brights so I switch mine off very early and lower speed until the car from the front passes. I switch off early before they show up over a crest - very few return the favour waiting to see my lights before dimming, but I can still live with that

    Very rarely do I get someone flashing me to complain about my lights.

    What grates me no end, is people turning their brights on half a second before passing me from the front..

    Its not a scarcety either. Its a deliberate action. And happens often!

    Why why why?
    If the other person keeps on their brights, I just do the same, so as to be able to see better (not revenge) and I try to then focus on my lights beam and not look at theirs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by supersunbird View Post
    If the other person keeps on their brights, I just do the same, so as to be able to see better (not revenge) and I try to then focus on my lights beam and not look at theirs.
    I bright back but then I dim anyway (if he doesn't comply) and concentrate on the left shoulder.

    I dont want a blind maniac driving towards me at ludicrous speed.

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    Are we running out of soft topics so much that we need to re-hash stuff that has been discussed to death, already?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mad Manny View Post
    Are we running out of soft topics so much that we need to re-hash stuff that has been discussed to death, already?
    Not everybody has been here for ages.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mad Manny View Post
    Are we running out of soft topics so much that we need to re-hash stuff that has been discussed to death, already?
    Yes Manny, most likely, but you are free not to join in though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by supersunbird View Post
    If the other person keeps on their brights, I just do the same, so as to be able to see better (not revenge) and I try to then focus on my lights beam and not look at theirs.
    I still have a better view of the road if BOTH of our brights are on than both are on dims.

    If the oncoming car keeps their brights on, eyes will compensate. It the box which suddenly switch their brights on in your face that is a problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RogueFrontier View Post
    I still have a better view of the road if BOTH of our brights are on than both are on dims.

    If the oncoming car keeps their brights on, eyes will compensate. It the box which suddenly switch their brights on in your face that is a problem.

    Who have experimented with night driving glasses? Those yellow ones?
    I have been wondering about those. They let less light in but if they are polarised they may reduce glare and have a netto positive effect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MariusFourie View Post
    I have been wondering about those. They let less light in but if they are polarised they may reduce glare and have a netto positive effect.
    They let less light in at certain frequencies...

    I have those yellow plastic grinding glasses and they actually make everything in the workshop brighter/clearer (in my opinion ).
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    I'm not sure how wide this practice is, but, somewhere I've learned the habit of brighting just before passing the oncoming car if his lights are too bright for my liking, mostly due to incorrectly set dim level setting etc.

    Maybe check your lights Marius?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeepiscool View Post
    I'm not sure how wide this practice is, but, somewhere I've learned the habit of brighting just before passing the oncoming car if his lights are too bright for my liking, mostly due to incorrectly set dim level setting etc.

    Maybe check your lights Marius?
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