March 28, 2011


Campaigners are looking to change the law as to the brightness of car headlights.

MOT regulations do not currently test for Bi-xenon headlights however, these headlights are up to three times brighter than standard headlights and drivers are being blinded. In addition to this it is also in contravention of the Construction and Use Regulations 1986 and the Road Vehicle Lighting Regulations 1989.

Research has found that from a study of over 13,000 participants, a whopping 90% of respondents felt that the High Intensity Discharge (HID) headlights were too bright and were dangerous.

The bright lights do not just affect drivers, but puts many vulnerable road users such as motorcyclists, cyclists and pedestrians at risk also.

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