In focus: Driven to distraction by headlight glare

Andrew McCarthy-McClean reports on the RAC’s survey about how modern car headlights are dazzling drivers

Drivers are more concerned about glare affecting their vision while driving than ever before, according to motoring body the RAC. The RAC surveyed 2,000 drivers and 89% thought some headlights on cars were too bright and 28% thought most headlights were too bright, which the RAC said was a higher proportion than ever.

Of those affected by glare, 85% believed the problem was getting worse while 67% said they had to slow down considerably until they were able to see clearly again. Sixty-four percent believed some headlights were so bright that they risked causing accidents and 5% of these drivers said they had nearly been involved in a collision.

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