Date registered: Mar 2005
Vehicle: '01-E320 & 02-ST2
Location: John 15:18-19
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RE: Blinding brights from behind.
Two problems with the mirror idea. One, the diffusion as the headlights come through your rear glass and then back out it will mellow them quite a bit, plus you've doubled the distance for the light, so overall it won't be nearly as disturbing to the jackal behind you as you might think. Second, it's illegal, and who's to know that it's not a cop behind you with badly adjusted lights?
Best thing to do -- particularly nowadays with all the nutzos out there -- is just slow down and let them by, and be thankful you don't have to be around them all the time. You can also gently touch your brake pedal to illuminate your stop lights and if you need to, pulse it so they flash at the yahoo, but again, if it's a whacko, you're just going to irritate him.
On road trips I will sometimes readjust the mirror when they're behind me (the OTR trucks are pretty bad) so I can maintain my speed, then once they're by I readjust it. The ones that bother me the most, though, are the ones that just won't pass. You know, you're doing 70 and pass them, then realize they have their brights on, but they speed up because they figure you'll get the ticket first since you're ahead. So you speed up to 75, they stay right behind. Then you slow down to 65, they stay there. I did that once with a damn glass truck, jackass stayed right on my tail until we hit 90+, then he finally gave up.
Rotten people should get a life and leave ours alone.[:D][;)]