In my early years as a driver it was considered an offence to display more than two white lights on the front of your car.
A traffic officer would give you a ticket if you were caught driving that way under normal circumstances. The extra lights were, of course, fog lights or rally lights and were supposed to be used only on those occasions. There was no way they were to be used in built up areas that had street lights.
Now, it seems anything goes. Cars approach lit up like Christmas trees and partially blind you. Or, they come hooning up behind you like something from the film Close Encounters and dazzle you some more.
Has the law changed (I have been out of the country for a few years)? Are the extra lights now allowed? Do we have to wait until there is an accident before anything is done? I believe that if drivers are so blind they need to display four lights (or more) in built-up areas they should not be at the wheel, At the worst they are a danger to other motorists. At the best they are a nuisance. Please let me knowwhat the rules are about ‘‘multiple’’ headlights.
Mervyn Dykes Palmerston North