High beam headlights of two wheelers during daytime irks commuters

Commuters said that the powerful headlights of two wheelers causes illusion in the eyes of drivers coming from opposite side.

MUDASIR YAQOOB
Srinagar, Publish Date: Aug 15 2017 11:38PM | Updated Date: Aug 15 2017 11:38PM
High beam headlights of two wheelers during daytime irks commutersFile Photo

Two wheelers with high beam headlights during daytime pose risk of accidents to drivers coming in opposite directions.

Commuters said that the powerful headlights of two wheelers causes illusion in the eyes of drivers coming from opposite side.

“The headlights of two wheelers directly falls on eyes of drivers coming in opposite directions. This can result in accidents,” said Altaf Ahmad, a commuter.

Muhammad Aslam, another commuter at Dalgate said that authorities are not taking any action against those who are creating this nuisance .

“If the number of such two wheeler drivers goes increasing, we are sure that the number of road accidents will rise,” he said.

A senior official wishing anonymity said that new two wheelers have the feature that their headlights would turn on when the engine is started. 

The government has issued the notification that all new two-wheelers manufactured in the country from next year to have a provision of automatic headlamp on (AHO) like daytime running lamps found on cars. However, some scooterists install high beam headlights causing inconvenience to other commuters.