Hull drivers’ views on ‘dangerous’ car headlights so bright ‘you…

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Hull drivers’ views on ‘dangerous’ car headlights so bright ‘you…

Headlights on cars, vans and lorries so bright that “even walking on the path you sometimes have to shield your eyes” are putting some Hull-area motorists off driving at night. A new RAC survey of 2,000 drivers revealed nine in 10 (89 per cent) think “at least some” headlights on the road are too bright – and three in 10 feel “most” are these days. Meanwhile, 91 per cent say they get dazzled when driving, with three quarters (74 per cent) saying it happens regularly. It's even impacting on the driving of other road users, with 67 per cent of those who feel they are a problem saying they have to slow down considerably until they can see clearly again, while 64 per cent believe some headlights are so bright they risk causing accidents. READ MORE: Humber Bridge to scrap toll booths in move to 'free flow' traffic Car submerged as huge waves breach Hornsea seafront After a story about the RAC study was posted on the Hull Live Facebook page, hundreds of East Yorkshire residents commented, with the vast majority apparently agreeing that headlights are becoming too bright. One reader said: “Too right. l am fed up of being dazzled and it's even worse when l am on my motorbike as the lights just seem to shine straight into my rear view mirrors and dazzle me especially on the roads without street lights. Another added: “When I'm on country roads some cars look like they have their full beam on when they haven't.” The study suggested 7 per cent find headlight glare so bad they try to avoid driving at night altogether, with this figure rising to 14 per cent for drivers aged 65 and over. A commenter said: “Have to be honest, I don’t enjoy driving at night anymore. They do seem to be getting brighter!” Another said
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