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      05-25-2020, 10:18 AM   #23
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And, I'm not sure why we're talking about oncoming traffic, since the oncoming traffic can't see the beams here since the two are separated by a large middle gap and trees by design of the road. There are also no U-turns on the road for mile no end.

On this road, oncoming cars can't see your beams and you can't see theirs because to the separation of the two directions.

On this same road I was driving, probably not even every 3rd, but every second car had their high beams on. So that seemed to be the norm.
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I had been dimming my lights for the first hour on the road, but having been passed by so many other cars that didn't do it(probably every 2nd or 3rd car just keeps them on), I guess I figured that it was fine and this was the norm...
If oncoming drivers can’t see your high beams, how were you able to see theirs?
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      05-25-2020, 11:01 AM   #24
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If oncoming drivers canít see your high beams, how were you able to see theirs?
Yes, no oncoming traffic.

I mean cars that passed me from behind, moving in the same direction as me.
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      05-25-2020, 11:31 AM   #25
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Hi corn18, he sped past me in the lane on my right. So, he didn't get in front of me in my own lane. He was in front of me in the nearby lane. Yes, , i did not adjust my long lights.

Yeah I had a few large trucks, probably some chevys as well, that were behind me for some time on the road too. Some of them even had the headlights over the roof on. The lights and size is a little intimidating. I adjust my mirrors/
So you knew you left them on or you just forgot you even had them on and couldn't figure out why he was trying to give you a hint?
Doesn't really matter if he is in the lane next to you or in same lane, it's annoying af when someone has their brights on behind you.
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To summarize

We all hate high beam drivers.

You had yours on and knew it.

Pay the ticket and turn your high beams off next time.
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Hi corn18, he sped past me in the lane on my right. So, he didn't get in front of me in my own lane. He was in front of me in the nearby lane. Yes, , i did not adjust my long lights.

Yeah I had a few large trucks, probably some chevys as well, that were behind me for some time on the road too. Some of them even had the headlights over the roof on. The lights and size is a little intimidating. I adjust my mirrors/
You were in the left lane or middle lane?
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      05-25-2020, 05:03 PM   #28
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Yeah man, I agree with you. And, again, there is only one way traffic. Zero oncoming traffic (see last message above). So not sure why we need to bring it up, since there is only one way traffic.
Yes but even driving behind someone with high beams on is a road hazard not to mention very annoying to deal with, you can cause accidents like that,

Why do u have your high beams on on the first place? Seems like there was other cars on the road with you, i dont see a reason to.have them on that situatuon, do you?
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      05-26-2020, 03:43 AM   #29
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lawyer up and it will go away
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      05-26-2020, 03:55 AM   #30
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lawyer up and it will go away
Lol for 62 bucks? It would cost more just to get a lawyer.

If OP really wants to do anything about it they can go to court on their own and give some explanation to the judge. Usually the judge will drop the ticket a little just for showing up to court.

If it does not affect your insurance rates just pay it and be done with all this.
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      05-26-2020, 03:33 PM   #31
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Literally cant think of the last time I used my highs in either of our current cars.

Just unnecessary. Plenty of light from the lows. If you cant see at night, fix your bulbs, fix your headlight alignment or, get your eyes fixed.

Highs are a public nuisance and I'd really love to see them removed from cars as a "feature". Are modern HID or LED bulbs not enough? Especially automatic highs. They dont turn off fast enough. I spend half my night time driving partially blinded thanks to feckless idiots.

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      05-26-2020, 03:54 PM   #32
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High beams are pretty useful at highways speeds, particularly if you live in an area with shitty roads or frequent animal crossings. The extra visible distance gives you more time to react if you need to.
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      05-26-2020, 08:36 PM   #33
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On this road, oncoming cars can't see your beams and you can't see theirs because to the separation of the two directions.
False. Headlights are _here_ but eyeballs are -HERE- especially in larger vehicles such as trucks. Pay the fine. Cheap lesson.
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People who don't turn high beams off for oncoming traffic should be executed
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      05-27-2020, 08:57 AM   #35
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OP is a complete utter fool for lacking situational awareness while using high beams. Drivers like you deserve to lose the privilege to drive.

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Anyone else here received a ticket like this?
No because we aren't ditzy and clueless while behind the wheel. If you made the decision to turn on your high beams you need to be cognizant to a change in situation where you'll need to turn them off LIKE WHEN SOMEONE IS IN FRONT OF YOU
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      05-27-2020, 09:06 AM   #36
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I want to put this on my daily for people like OP.
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      05-27-2020, 09:50 AM   #37
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OP is a complete utter fool for lacking situational awareness while using high beams. Drivers like you deserve to lose the privilege to drive.



No because we aren't ditzy and clueless while behind the wheel. If you made the decision to turn on your high beams you need to be cognizant to a change in situation where you'll need to turn them off LIKE WHEN SOMEONE IS IN FRONT OF YOU
This

That cop gave OP a chance to turn them off, waited a lil bit before pulling you over, consider it a cheap lesson in road safety
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      05-27-2020, 09:56 AM   #38
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So the LEO passed you on the right? In most states that is illegal...

Just pay the ticket. I doubt there will be reciprocity with your state for such type of ticket.

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I want to put this on my daily for people like OP.
I rigged one of my Pintos with a switch to turn on the reverse lights (I upped the bulb wattage too), when I'd get tailgated. I'm sure you can understand why...
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Lol. Hope all the SJW's are over it now... Life is tough, sometimes people forget to dim their lights. BFD.

So the LEO passed you on the right? In most states that is illegal...

Just pay the ticket. I doubt there will be reciprocity with your state for such type of ticket.
Illegal to pass on the right???

So the idiot in the left lane going slow you just have to wait behind them the whole time? Makes no sense at all on a multi lane highway

Do you mean pass on the right shoulder in the emergency lane?
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Illegal to pass on the right???

So the idiot in the left lane going slow you just have to wait behind them the whole time? Makes no sense at all on a multi lane highway

Do you mean pass on the right shoulder in the emergency lane?
In some states or at least in the area I live in, it is illegal to pass on the right. Never used to be a problem when people actually learned how to drive and knew the laws. Because in my driver's ed class, one of the things taught was "drive right, pass left." Now that licenses are just handed out like business cards and any idiot can get a license, it's hard to obey the laws due to others violating laws that are not being enforced.
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So the LEO passed you on the right? In most states that is illegal...

Just pay the ticket. I doubt there will be reciprocity with your state for such type of ticket.



I rigged one of my Pintos with a switch to turn on the reverse lights (I upped the bulb wattage too), when I'd get tailgated. I'm sure you can understand why...
or the other side of the coin....OP must have been going slow in the left lane AND driving with high beams on. Double whammy for the ditzy OP
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I never felt the need to use high beam on any modern vehicle especially with projector HID or LED housing. It's almost too bright for me as a driver. I could only imagine what it would do to oncoming traffic. It's like staring directly at a welding flash.
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Illegal to pass on the right???

So the idiot in the left lane going slow you just have to wait behind them the whole time? Makes no sense at all on a multi lane highway

Do you mean pass on the right shoulder in the emergency lane?
We don't have to worry about that in Cali. It's legal to pass on the right provided there is more than 1 lane of traffic going the same direction. I can't imagine how this isn't legal everywhere, but also not going to search 49 other state's laws to prove someone wrong.
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We don't have to worry about that in Cali. It's legal to pass on the right provided there is more than 1 lane of traffic going the same direction. I can't imagine how this isn't legal everywhere, but also not going to search 49 other state's laws to prove someone wrong.
In the old days it would be illegal to pass on the right but it would also be illegal to drive in the left lane as one was supposed to use that to pass and then go back to the right lane.

It never ceases to amaze me how badly Americans drive. Randomly in every direction, random use of turn signals, etc. etc.
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