No need for burning headlights in tunnel

No need for burning headlights in tunnel

No need for burning headlights in tunnel

First published in Letters

WHAT is it with you people who drive the tunnel / tube with headlights at full beam?

There's nothing worse than having your eyes burned out by the reflection through the rear view mirror.

What part of "No headlights in the tube" don't you understand?

You can switch them off you know. What if you got home one day to find that you’ve got a £60 instant fine for having your headlights on in the tunnel? You'd think twice.

I hear the screams, "Don’t we pay enough? But if you insist on driving with them on, after a few years if enough idiots have been fined then the tunnels might be free. Dream on I hear you cry.

So go on, put cameras either end of the tubes and start fining drivers - they’ll soon stop blinding people. I'm surprised there’s been no accidents because of these irresponsible idiots.

Just think next time you drive through, "Shall I risk £60 or shall I blind the person in front". Oh, what the hell, go on, do both, you know you’ll get away with it.

Mr Wilson Moreton

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8:23am Fri 20 Jun 14

Roadkill says...

Good lord, Mr Wilson has sensitive eyes, doesn't he? Having his "eyes burned out" indeed.

Could it be that he's over-exaggerating here? Just a wee bit?
Good lord, Mr Wilson has sensitive eyes, doesn't he? Having his "eyes burned out" indeed. Could it be that he's over-exaggerating here? Just a wee bit? Roadkill
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10:13pm Fri 20 Jun 14

wirraltrucker says...

One problem on not using headlight in the tunnel is you cant read the speedo in the car/van/truck you drive. I some what doubt that full beam lights cause that much of an issue in the tunnel. If it does surely Mr Wilson isnt safe to drive?

If I remember right it says No full beam light so side light & normal headlights loud.

I have found that headlights blind me with headlights havent got them adjusted correctly. It takes all of 30 seconds to look in the handbook to see the setting they should be on
One problem on not using headlight in the tunnel is you cant read the speedo in the car/van/truck you drive. I some what doubt that full beam lights cause that much of an issue in the tunnel. If it does surely Mr Wilson isnt safe to drive? If I remember right it says No full beam light so side light & normal headlights loud. I have found that headlights blind me with headlights havent got them adjusted correctly. It takes all of 30 seconds to look in the handbook to see the setting they should be on wirraltrucker
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4:50pm Wed 9 Jul 14

Samshish says...

Roadkill wrote:
Good lord, Mr Wilson has sensitive eyes, doesn't he? Having his "eyes burned out" indeed.

Could it be that he's over-exaggerating here? Just a wee bit?
No surprise they are driving in the tunnel if the brightness of a headlight burns your eyes out, going outside even in a dark rainy day is probably brighter than a headlight.
If this level of light burns your eyes out, you probably shouldnt be driving
[quote][p][bold]Roadkill[/bold] wrote: Good lord, Mr Wilson has sensitive eyes, doesn't he? Having his "eyes burned out" indeed. Could it be that he's over-exaggerating here? Just a wee bit?[/p][/quote]No surprise they are driving in the tunnel if the brightness of a headlight burns your eyes out, going outside even in a dark rainy day is probably brighter than a headlight. If this level of light burns your eyes out, you probably shouldnt be driving Samshish
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