Head­lights on newer ve­hi­cles a dan­ger

Southern Telegraph - - Opinion - Mark Dyer, Rock­ing­ham

SUVs and 4WDs have be­come the most pop­u­lar new ve­hi­cle, and most are now (like all new ve­hi­cles) fit­ted with brighter (blue-white), longer-range head­lights, which are, nat­u­rally, mounted higher than on a car.

It ap­pears to me, from the driv­ing po­si­tion of a car, that the blind­ing in­ten­sity and reach of many of these “low-beam” head­lights is equal to or greater than that emit­ted from what was pre­vi­ously a stan­dard high-beam head­light. Un­less safety stan­dards have of­fi­cially been al­lowed to slip to ac­com­mo­date this lat­est fash­ion, this dan­ger­ous de­vel­op­ment needs to be in­ves­ti­gated and reg­u­lated.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Australia

© PressReader. All rights reserved.