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Maybe i'm spoiled now, living and working in the mountains of new hampshire but last week i had to take a road trip to Philadelphia Pa. 8 hours, 850 round trip, and i was surprised at the amount of vehicles driving on the roads with headlights that literally blind you either oncoming or coming up behind you.  Back in the day in new york there were several sections for improper headlights or headlight restrictions, are there not any such laws today?  and just for my personal info, are there lights factory installed or after market?

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just depends on the vehicle like audis' headlights reallt offensive while i had to purchase after market for my pickup because of the area i live in is populated by wild hogs and like to stand in the middle of the road at 4:30 am and cant see them as they blend in my poor truck

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Headlight laws vary form state to state, as far as i know in my area (midwest) there are no restriction on the brightness, however you are required to dim your headlights when approaching another vehicle.  dimming doesn't necessarily help if the headlights are misadjusted, or are in a pickup with a load toward the back that raises the front end.  I have stopped people in the past for not dimming their headlights as they approached me, though i usually just gave them a warning rather that cite them.

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MIKIESPLACE says ...



Maybe i'm spoiled now, living and working in the mountains of new hampshire but last week i had to take a road trip to Philadelphia Pa. 8 hours, 850 round trip, and i was surprised at the amount of vehicles driving on the roads with headlights that literally blind you either oncoming or coming up behind you.  Back in the day in new york there were several sections for improper headlights or headlight restrictions, are there not any such laws today?  and just for my personal info, are there lights factory installed or after market?



Mike, I hate those bright lights behind me too. Maybe we need to wear our shades at night.....       LOL

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I´m sure Mike & Chuck to say for sure working in the City of New York we were lucky too see a good amount of cars with their lights on at night but yes each state has their own V.T.L on low and hight lights!


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ShockUSMC87 says ...



Here in Texas anyways they have to be DOT approved. You can make a driver pull his head lights out on a traffic stop so that u can look for the sticker from the DOT approving them for use.



Is that TX DOT approval, if so what about out of state drivers?

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 Laws def depend on where you live. Here is Ohio there are sections of law for headlights of less intensity, aiming of headlights, failure to dim and two headlights required. I don't know of anything for headlights that are too bright.