RAC dazzled by glare survey

A call for the government to carry out an independent study into the issue of headlight glare has been made by motoring body the RAC.

It carried out a survey of 2,000 drivers and found 85% of those affected by headlight glare believed the issue to be getting worse.

Additionally, 89% thought headlights were too bright and of those drivers, 91% said they were dazzled and 74% said it happened regularly.

Rod Dennis, an RAC spokesperson, said: ‘Our figures suggest drivers are more concerned than ever about headlight glare, with a huge proportion wanting to see something done about it.

‘We urgently need the government to take a closer look at the issue, ideally by commissioning an independent study to understand what’s causing an increase in reports of dazzling and, most importantly, what can do be done to keep drivers safe.’

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