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Re: quattro-digest V3 #910
In a message dated 96-08-20, Peter Henriksen wrote:
>Judging from what I see every day (night/murky day) around here, the
>problem is not aiming too low, but blindingly high misaimed lights.
I make the 30+ mile trip home from LaCrosse, WI at night somewhat frequently
along State Highway 35 which hugs the Mississippi River and wholeheartedly
agree! I have given up expecting to be able to see. I encounter newer cars
with well aligned but really bright low beams, those and other cars with a
full load of passengers, late model Ford pickups (which I honestly feel
should be recalled due to blindingly bright low beams), old vehicles with
misaligned lights either on low or high beam, not to mention the Idiots who
don't dim their high beams until 100 yards (feet!) before we meet.
I have never been blinded so often before moving to this area. Of course my
only weapon to combat this onslaught of light is the stock, 2 candle-power,
twinkle bulbs Audi laughingly equipped my car with.
But I soldier on valiantly into the night each time I make the trip. It's
quite a crap-shoot since the only alternative is to take the Iowa/Minnesota
side of the river and dodge deer and other (soon to be) road debris. Throw
in wet roads or steam/fog generated by a warm, wet road on a cool night and
it's enough to make me observe the speed limit! Sacrilege!
87 cgt 2.3