Government review to tackle over-bright headlights

File photo dated 15/02/07 of cars on the motorway, as an RAC survey has shown that drivers are being temporarily blinded by modern vehicle headlights.
File photo dated 15/02/07 of cars on the motorway, as an RAC survey has shown that drivers are being temporarily blinded by modern vehicle headlights.

We've all been there – blinded on a dark road by an oncoming car which seemingly contains industrial grade floodlights instead of headlamps. But dangerously bright headlights could soon be restricted, as a United Nations Working Party looks into the issue of headlamp glare.

The working party, of which the UK is a member, will evaluate maximum beam brightness and alter regulations if headlamps are still found to give dangerous levels of glare.