Tuesday, 8 January 2008

High Beam - Low Beam -- Voracious Blog Reader

To people who drive two/four wheelers:

Please know the following when it comes to driving with headlights ON:

  1. Parking light
  2. Low Beam
  3. High Beam

Parking light is usually sufficient if the road is well lit. This is just to indicate the other road users about the vehicle's presence.

The Low beam is used if the road is not well lit. Please make sure that the headlight case is at the right tilt angle.

The High beam is usually used when one travels on highways/long stretches which are usually empty and one travels at high speeds. Thus high beam illuminates a vast stretch of road ahead of us.

High beam does not mean that the beam is more intense than the Low Beam. So avoid using it under city/normal conditions.

High beam really blinds the oncoming person. This can lead to an accident.

When you get your two wheelers serviced, it is usually the case that the headlight case has a wrong tilt angle. Please correct it.

And it wouldn't be wrong if I add a couple of suggestions:

  1. Avoid sounding the horn impatiently.
  2. Do not overtake from the left hand side.
  3. Maintain a distance of atleast one metre between the vehicle ahead of you.

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