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  •  I'd be happy if they standardized HEADLIGHT height (1+ / 0-)
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    entrelac

    You're sitting at a light at night and a SUV, or van, or pick-up truck or some other non-car monstrosity pulls up behind you -- and the headlights shine directly into your rearview mirror.
    Coming at you on a two lane highway those goddam lights are shining straight into your face! The headlight placement on vehicles seem to be set to aesthetic traditional positions at the top of the fenders, instead of all of them required to be the exact same height from the ground -- and none of this BS loophole legalities that let a bozo add some piece to his truck that "legally" lets him still have his headlights way above your seated shoulders.
    Will we see this happen? No. Auto manufacturers will say it increases costs and planning. SUV and truck owners will say it makes their vehicles look funny, not like they're "supposed to". Politicians and the MSM will say, well, whatever anti-regulation stuff their corporate masters tell them to say.
    Tradition, inertia, myth, misconceptions and all the rest of the non-intelligent things that cling to every person's mindset will block anything like this from happening.
    And don't even get me started on those insane halogen headlights. If you're landing your car on an unlighted airstrip at night, yeah, I can see why you need  them. Using them while  heading toward oncoming traffic on a lighted two-lane city street at night can only be for the purpose of blinding the other drivers.

    Ash-sha'b yurid isqat an-nizam!

    by fourthcornerman on Wed Mar 26, 2014 at 09:08:30 PM PDT

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