60-70% of Drivers refuse to lower their high beam at night! Big Ego’s or Ignorance?
I have driven at night in many countries, yet I have never experienced any other country on the planet where such a large majority of drivers refuse to lower their high beams at night time (both Dominicans and foreigners). You initially start flicking your lights to indicate “Hey there, you’re blinding me!” yet nothing happens, so then we flick our high beam on in hope that this will make him/her lower their high beam, yet they still don’t respond! Oh, and then we get their high beam from them when we are in front of them too – what the heck is this! Is this behavior because of plain stupidity, Big ego’s, disrespect, ignorance or revenge of how bad these drivers feel about their fellow man in society? Whichever it is, it’s putting everyone else’s lives in danger, as when we’re blinded from their lights, then we can’t see the road, or the motorbike drivers who pedal along in the middle of the road with 3-5 people on a bike with no lights. If we end up accidentally hitting these guys, then their family’s will be totally irresponsible and try to sue us for our last penny.
Solution: Well – that’s a tough one. Only three words come to mind “Education” – “Discipline” and “Consequence”. Amet, in a perfect situation, should be clamping down on this, but they have normally gone home and are now watching TV when the dark sets in. In a society where “Consequence” is not being actioned consistently for disrespectful behavior, this crap will just continue!
If you have any bright solutions or comments on this topic, then let’s hear them.
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