you can use the long light (main beam), when driving on the highway, or must you always use dipped?
According to the FDM fails many drivers to drive with main-beam headlamps switched on when they are driving on the highway.
But it can be great danger for their own safety.
- When driving on the highway, it is important that one can see as far forward as possible. If you need to slow down for a or any other unexpected obstacle, is your chance to slow down or dodge the bigger, the more you can see, tells a lawyer in the FDM Dennis Long to Ekstra Bladet.
In January 2017, it appeared in an article by the magazine the Motor, to many motorists consistently fail to use the main beam on the motorway, regardless of the circumstances of the case. The outlook was the result of an accident, where a motorist not in time discovered that a crashed car was standing across the roadway.
- It led to the accident, which probably could have been avoided if he had run with the main beam switched on, illuminating the Dennis Long.
According to the highway code you must not aperture - or oncoming, but the policewoman at the Rigspolitiets National Færdselscenter Christian Berthelsen confirms that there are no rules that say that you are not allowed to use the main beam on the motorway.
- It must be good, but you need to be aware that you can very easily dazzle people when you use main beam.
Dennis Long also confirms that one should not see the FDM's announcement as permission to run with the main beam on the motorway without regard to other motorists.
- It is important to emphasize that one should not run with the long lights on the highway all the time. There is a wide range of situations where it is necessary to stop down.
When, for instance, the highway swings to the right, so will one's light to hit the opposite direction, which can be a nuisance to oncoming road users. Likewise, aperture down, when approaching a front, or being overtaken, it shall inform both the Dennis Long and Christian Berthelsen.
Both state that it is always up to the individual driver to assess whether it dazzles oncoming road users. However, there are a few cases where you don't need to show special consideration.
- When one is driving alone on the motorway, there is no reason to run with dipped beam. If there is no other, as you can end aperture, so you must turn on the long light, calls Dennis Long.
A popular way to tell his other road users, to the diaphragm a, is to flash with the long light. But before you blink at the oncoming on the highway, then you should perhaps look inward.
- Perhaps one should as oncoming also consider that just because you can see something bright light out on the horizon, so it is not the same as being blinded.
- So that you might also have to just consider whether it is really necessary to flash the oncoming, says Dennis Kragh, backed up by Christian Berthelsen:
- perhaps There is some, there is a little hysterical and responds to people, even though they are a mile away. But beam do not at a kilometers distance. It starts first aperture around 2-300 meters.