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High Beam - Usage

Discussion in 'Safety First!' started by Sambikap, Feb 23, 2012.

  1. varunrtr

    varunrtr Esperto

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    for me, its always middle finger which does the job, if, even after i repeatedly 'pass' on the drivers coming from opp direction with high beam does not switch to low!!
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  2. There is another catagory of people (2 wheeler as well as 4 wheeler) who does not care to level their head lamps to the road. They beam the light to sky.
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  3. rishike007

    rishike007 Esperto

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    varun, that may work also, but these guys are not bother about because they are not aware about what they are doing?????
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  4. PuntoSingh

    PuntoSingh Amatore

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    off topic: How do enable Follow me Light for Punto Active model ? I have 2012 Punto anybody?
    Last edited: Oct 4, 2012
  5. varunrtr

    varunrtr Esperto

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    switch off the car take the key out. pull the left stalk... one pull= 30 secs, 2 pull=60 secs... you can see the time in the MID.
    If you put the key in, it will go off.
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  6. PuntoSingh

    PuntoSingh Amatore

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    Thank you Varun
  7. rsinfo

    rsinfo Regolare

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    Some people in India are so retarded that they may not even know that there is also something called "low beam".
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  8. raj29

    raj29 Superiore

    High beam usage is a very big topic of dibate and there are so many car programs and videos suggesting not to use high beam untill its unavoidable (depending on the scenario). However no one seem to get a catch of these and i see more high beam usage in cities with educated people, why just high beam i have seen so many people switching on even the fog lamps too so they are literally driving with all the available lights on :shocked .
    I have observed this with some people i know personally and their explanation is because they are not able to see the road clearly !!
    i have recently done the Pune to Hyderbad strech in the night (someone aware of this road would know what this means) and have noticed that lots of people do respond to the dipper/flashing of lights, especially heavy vehicles and make no mistake i have done this with light on low beam and ocassional high beam when i felt the need like when there is no other vehicle around and need to figure out something on the road. I dont suggest that one should always be on low beam but what i mean is use of high beam should be very restrictive.
    I have go the advise against use of High beam from my dad who is a driver by profession (from 30+ years) and who drives volvo buses currently. But he also advises that dont drive blind and when you are not able to see the road you should switch onto whatever light available and that you should be curteous with light usage to oncomming traffic.
    Iam strictly against the use of High beam when in city limits which is aided with the lighting from street lights, shops etc.
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  9. Ganges

    Ganges Esperto

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    Especially in India,no one cares about the rules... and when it comes to High beam usage it just sucks,everyone wants to be in safer zone.
    The best is to use High beam always and unless n untill u dont get a upper/dipper signal from the other end shift to low beam.
    Afterall you have to drive home, someone is waiting.
  10. pdydeva

    pdydeva Regolare

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    Ganges, I politely disagree to your suggestion. What if the opposite person thinks in the same way and doesn't dip his lights? You both may not dip your headlights and crash with someone coming behind him/you.

    IMO, be courteous enough to switch your headlights to LO position first when you approach the opposing vehicle.
    If the opposite driver also switches to LO beam, you'll get clear vision of the road on your side and any other vehicles behind him/her. Both can proceed smoothly.

    But, general highway practice I have seen with truck drivers is that, when you dip your headlights, the opposite driver may dim his headlight for few seconds, for you to get a view of the road ahead and then turns HI beam ON after that. You need to capture everything (pot holes, pedestrians on the LH side, vehicles coming behind him) about the road ahead within this time frame.
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