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It seems that every other vehicle I pass at night has their bright lights on. If they're not coming towards me, they are behind me blinding me. It drives me nuts!!
I can flick my headlights for oncoming, but what do you do for those behind you? Any aux switches to flick some rear LEDs?
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Im there with you and have started feeling the same way. The amount of idiots that truly dont turn their brights off but...I prefer to just adjust my mirrors for the rear morons. if that doesn't work, I have good insurance.
 

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Same experience here. Unfortunately, these high-beaming morons are too numerous and I don't believe cops are ticketing them enough for the situation to change any time soon. :(
 

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I originally put off my wrangler purchase because of this. I had a period in an Impreza where everyone’s lights were blinding me even when not on high beam. I test drove a wrangler at dusk and it didn’t feel any better. I think its just a fact of life.
That being said, there are a lot of people who drive around with their brights on. I don’t remember this much trouble 10 to 15 years ago. I live in suburbia, so I also have lots of people who drive around at night with NO lights on.
Hopefully focusing on the right side of the road when passing helps.
 

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Im there with you and have started feeling the same way. The amount of idiots that truly dont turn their brights off but...I prefer to just adjust my mirrors for the rear morons. if that doesn't work, I have good insurance.
I think a lot of them have “automatic” high beams and assume it is working.
 

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Almost as bad are the idiots who drive with no lights on. I saw two of them driving home tonight just at dark with a heavy sleet rain mix coming down. Insane.
 

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I agree that is seems more and more, every darn oncoming car is either using high beams, or just has ridiculously bright lights.

As to solutions, its a tough one. For me, when I see one coming with aggravating bright lights (and especially when I think the driver is a jerk using his/her brights improperly) I like to just go ahead and swerve head-on into the oncoming vehicle. It makes a heck of a mess--and I go through new cars like you would not believe--but it's very satisfying.
 

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First thing I do every fall after I put 900lbs counterweight in my plow truck is adjust my headlights. Far too many people on the road are either clueless or don’t give a sh*t.
 

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I agree that is seems more and more, every darn oncoming car is either using high beams, or just has ridiculously bright lights.

As to solutions, its a tough one. For me, when I see one coming with aggravating bright lights (and especially when I think the driver is a jerk using his/her brights improperly) I like to just go ahead and swerve head-on into the oncoming vehicle. It makes a heck of a mess--and I go through new cars like you would not believe--but it's very satisfying.
Your insurance premium must be super affordable....
 

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My agency teaches us that all drivers should be considered to be idiots.


Do not flash them or they might become more mentally deficient and incapacitated, IMHO.
 

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Jeeps, especially rubis or otherwise lifted, and especially with LEDs, positively blind oncoming even without high beams. I can’t really speak for Sports. It’s possible that oncoming traffic is beaming you back in protest. I adjusted my lights, far fewer flashing me or running high beams.

Stating the obvious, but lifting a couple inches really helps with getting your eyes above the light beams of oncoming.
 

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We have the opposite problem here. Half the people in this town don't turn their headlights on at all and think their DRLs are their headlights. I even told a dude at a stop light and he couldn't figure out how to turn them on.
 
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