Ban use of high beam lights
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Ban use of high beam lights

March 14, 2017


This has reference to a report on the above matter in SOM dated 11.2.2017. I have been following up this matter with the Traffic Police in Mysuru for the last five years. Initially, I used to raise this matter in monthly meetings but stopped attending the meetings as it proved futile. I have not seen any attempt on the part of law-enforcers to even educate the  public on this issue.

The monthly penalty collections giving split ups for various types of offences used to appear in SOM but I have not seen penalties for above violation. At traffic signals, I regularly interact with people using high beam requesting them against using it. I could make out that most of them are not aware of the rules.

Once I stopped a car driven by a lady. She had no knowledge of high beam/low beam and how to use them. On another occasion, I questioned a bus driver using high beam. He regretted, and told me that only high beam is working. The high beam is not lowered even at traffic signals.

Police conduct checking for helmetless drivers after sunset also. Of late this drive goes on almost regularly day and night. Why do they not concentrate on high beam users at night as this can be done only after sunset? High beam users endanger the lives of others.

In low lit places, vision is so blurred that any object in the middle of road becomes invisible, and could lead to fatality. Added to this, there are innumerable mini speed-breakers everywhere. I request the concerned to take effective steps in the interest of the law-abiding citizens.

– K.S. Rao, Siddarthanagar, 17.2. 2017 

2 COMMENTS ON THIS POST To “Ban use of high beam lights”

  1. Suresh says:

    Night driving is different from day driving.
    Motor driving schools who are eager to get their students Driving Licence by short cut methods teach them only lessons in steering control,synchronizing clutch and gear,changing gears,reversing,slope driving and other fundamentals.
    Night driving is banned after sunset for these schools and hence their wards are not aware of Dip and Dim / high beam and low beam, use of parking lights, use of hazard indicator signals etc.
    These schools should give practical training during day time making the car/ 2 wheelers drivers park the vehicles in front of mirrors and make them understand the hazards of night driving.
    of dip and dim / high beam and low beam

  2. Dhanesh N. Manik says:

    Very important point but ignored by everyone for a long time.


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