efocusguy wrote: ↑Fri Jan 15, 2021 6:46 am
Also, you are indeed an "asshole" if you high beam oncoming traffic, regardless of halogen/HID/LED bulbs. High beams are for dark roads and areas that do not have oncoming traffic.
This is true, but the trouble is, there are those driving around with mis-aligned low beams that are effectively acting as high beams - some may be just too oblivious (despite having every reflective surface for a quarter mile ahead of them lighting up like a Christmas tree) and some may be assholes because they mis-aligned them on purpose to light up the road better.
Furthermore, there are assholes who think that the high beams should ONLY be turned off when there is oncoming traffic, and keep them on when they are behind someone because there is no one oncoming. I don't know the specifics about other jurisdictions, but here in Ontario Canada, the Highway Traffic Act clearly states that low beams must be used when within 60 metres (about 200 feet) of a vehicle they are following or within 150 metres (about 500 feet) of an oncoming vehicle.