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High Beam - Usage

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

  1. rishike007

    rishike007 Esperto

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    The question is for those who are keeping there high beam on during bumper to bumper traffic who are behind.

    This way I can explain this question to you. :)
  2. clash81

    clash81 Regolare

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    those who are keeping their high beams on while negotiating bumper to bumper traffic are MORONS. :D
  3. rishike007

    rishike007 Esperto

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    There you are clash81... :)
  4. Ganges

    Ganges Esperto

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    rishi,
    never ending story of high beam usage.
    now you should " accept the rules " as formed by heap of morons. :D of high beam usage.
  5. rishike007

    rishike007 Esperto

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    I think so... But now a days our posts are visible in google search. So these discussions will defiantly help somebody in future..
    What you say??
  6. amargawade90

    amargawade90 Superiore

    I Mostly Found Out that , the Most of Biker's are always used High Beam !!! ( and Some idiot .....Not even ON Headlight :A)
    Recent Kolhapur Trip...I Found Out Two Truck ...written on Back " Always Use Dipper at Night " :up
  7. Ya so true, people just don't know about the usage of High beam, even on single lane road mostly people use High-beam, even if you dipper they just don't understand & still they keep High-beam.

    Because of this high beam usage my cousin just banged his car yesterday night. He was driving at a speed of 40 km/hr on a single lane road, a car was comming from the front with High beam on & that too with HID so he couldn't see anything, the car which was moving ahead of his car suddenly applied barkes & stopped, my cousin couldn't see that because of the HID, so he banged his car & His car got damaged badly.
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  8. pdydeva

    pdydeva Regolare

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    Another good thing about dipping (which I have personally experienced) is we may be able to see the objects in front of us clearly in such cases. Hi and Lo beams throw light at different points of the road ahead of you. Even if the opposite driver is rude (or rather arrogant) by not switching to Lo beam, toggling between hi and lo beams may help avoid such bad situations. Most importantly, we should stay focused on the road and not on the opposite vehicle's lamps (trust me, most of us do that).

    Only solution to solve Hi-beam issue is to follow Gandhiji's words "Be the change you wish to see" :)
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  9. Ya absolutely right bro....even I do the same & I have never experienced such kind of situation where I'm not able to focus ahead on road because of the high beam usage of the opposite driver. But it may be difficult for some people (my cousin included) who just learned driving couple of months ago & are not so experienced on road. :)
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  10. puntojith

    puntojith

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    Thank you all for sharing your views on high beam usage:). Its wonderful to know the varied views you guys hold on night driving. I have personally had both pleasant and horrible experiences with night driving.

    In my limited driving experience, the more pleasant one would be my first night drive from solapur to hyderabad entirely in the night. The road users were limited to a few trucks, private cars,cabs and bikes. And I must say they were very courteous with beam usage:up. I noticed that everyone would dip till pass and then switch to high beam. And mind you, I am talking about local road users in the interiors of maharashtra and karnataka. So my point is it doesnt matter whether the driver is literate or educated. Its just a matter of common sense.

    In kerala, i recently realized that there is no concept of low-beam. Bikes, scooters, autorikshaws, cars, jeeps, buses all are full time on high beams. the problem is aggravated because all roads (atleast in malabar) are two lane without dividers. And several times I have seen cars flaunting there high beam wattage:firey!! Poor souls like me have to drive into the dark trusting the gods and the PWD!!

    I am past those days where I used to believe that if some of us follow the right path, the majority will eventually, over time. Neither do I like shifting responsibility to others whether its the govt. (coz its of no use) or to the other road user (tomorrow you might be passing my car). Yes, my family's safety is important to me. So I slow down my car when an idiot is blinding my view and pick up pace after his ego is satisfied:punch.

    Things in our country never work from bottom-up. Cant our cars be made such that only the pass and low beam is enabled below say 50 or 40 kph:geek:? Wouldn't this avoid drivers from using high beam within our cities and the suburbs where the drive speed is definitely below this, right? But yes, out there in the highways its important to use the high beam responsibly.

    I would prefer - "Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong, The weak cannot forgive" I shall rather have a projector and use it responsibly:grin:.
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