Lights that are too bright?

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I'm watching our local news tonight and another cop was hit on the side of the road while he had another car pulled over. I see this more and more often these days. I'm convinced that the LED lights the cruisers have whaling on top of them are to blame for many of the accidents. I think they cause a "moth effect" and blind oncoming traffic, and thus people are drawn into the lights. Has this ever been studied in any other state ?
 
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I don't know about the moth effect if I buy that, but their lights are ridiculous - especially if its more than one patrol car.
I have a hard time seeing at night anyway with the glare they make it where I can't see anything. I slow down and ease through it, but unless they have a flashlight in their hand the blue strobes wash out any reflective gear they are wearing and I can't see them at all.
 
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I think the bright lights probably have a lot to do with it; also, many people are in too much of a hurry to slow down when they come upon an emergency situation or construction site.
 
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I hate to hear of a cop being struck like that. We had a real tragedy of that sort here where a highly regarded, well-liked young officer was killed. I often wonder why they don't make the driver pull over a bit further once stopped. Yeah, he might use that as the opportunity to run [I watch "Cops"] but it would be relatively rare and might save some lives in the long run.
 
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I'll put the blame on drivers who are numb. If you can't slow down enough to see clearly and drive safely when you see emergency lights you shouldn't be on the road.
 
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I'll put the blame on drivers who are numb. If you can't slow down enough to see clearly and drive safely when you see emergency lights you shouldn't be on the road.

More than a few times, drivers have slowed down, only to be rear ended because the guy behind them was blinded by the lights and did not see the car in front of them .02
 
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More than a few times, drivers have slowed down, only to be rear ended because the guy behind them was blinded by the lights and did not see the car in front of them .02
Some people simply don't believe in slowing down for anything. Here it's a law; if you can't change lanes you're supposed to slow to to a safe speed.
 
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I guess out here in the toolies we aren't quite so hi tech. Drove past some kind of accident on the freeway( I-90) the other night and all the flashing, strobing & blinking didn't seem too bad. I HATE driving at night - headlights are way to bright. I'll only drive at night if I absolutley have to.
 
 
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