Q&A - Candlepower Restrictions
It used to be that there was a candle power restriction for vehicles but these days none. I was driving along the other day and an approaching car had the high beam on. I flashed my high beam in hopes they would switch to low beam but no. As the car drew closer I was being blinded and had to slow down.
I eventually had to stop my car for fear of an accident and where I ended up was half into the oncoming lane enough so that the new model Cadillac with the high intensity lights was forced to stop also.
He was irrate with me and I told him I was blinded which sent him into a tirade of swearing at me.
I am 72 years old and was a proffessional driver, class one for many years, overly bright lights, even in the daytime, when coming toward me make it hard to see.
The new colored LCD lights are the worst and yet people pay extra money to put them on their cars and even go so far as to put them on as road lights which are supposed to be connected to the low beam, then day or night they turn them all on.
I am concerned that someone is going to suffer badly from this if it is not stopped. Is there nothing that can be done about this???? Can we not bring back the testing stations in order to govern the abuse of high powered lights used on vehicles???