Driving along a pretty country road and a beautiful late spring evening with the sun low in the sky last week I was briefly dazzled by the light as I approached the crest of a hill. It wasn't the sunlight, though, it was some idiot driving along in broad daylight with his headlights on.
Why? It wasn't dark. It wasn't raining. It wasn't even a dull, overcast and gloomy day. It was a perfect English evening, bright with light and blessed with sunshine - so why was this fool driving around with his headlamps on?
It wasn't even one of those silly Swedish jobs which only run when you have the sidelights turned on. Did he think I wouldn't see him otherwise? I managed to see all those other cars driving around without their headlights on and I managed to see all those parked cars OK - so why would I not be able to see this car?
I'm seeing more and more people driving around in perfectly good light and weather with their lights on. and it drives me bananas. Headlamps, used inappropriately, are distracting and can dazzle other road users - particularly these days with these very bright halogen bulbs. Why do they do it?
It's beyond me, but I hate it