Driving in Bangalore city has become really tough because a good majority don't care to dip. It becomes even more dangerous when a smaller vehicle, say a two-wheeler, coming in the opposite direction won't be seen at all. There were quite a few accidents caused only because of high beams. Sometime back, a two-wheeler fell into an open drain as he could not see the road properly because of the powerful light from a car coming in the opposite direction. As you said, all you can do is to slow down. Not just the potholes, think of the numerous unmarked speed breakers on Bangalore-Mysore road! There is every chance that you will take off. These speed breakers can be seen only in high beam. Our old mahindra jeep had a special head lamp on the front bumper with a special switch targetted mainly at those who never care to dim. It can be dangerous at times. But those know to dim will be forced to do that. Those days, you could cut any wire and install just anything you want without worrying about warranty issues! The govt machinery must think of implementing these strongly, like how they made seat belt mandatory for both driver and co passenger in Bangalore city. Those who violate should be fined heavily.