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To help you from being blinded by the headlights of an oncoming vehicle, what should you do?

  • A. Flash your lights to let the other driver know

  • B. Slow down and keep your eyes to the left of the road

  • C. Look to the right-hand side of the road

  • D. Look to the centre of the road

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    The correct answer is B
     
    Keeping your eyes to the left means you won't be looking directly into the light. Make sure you slow down as well because your forward visibility will be reduced.
     
 
 
 

Keep your eyes to the left to avoid being blinded by the headlights of an oncoming vehicle.

Keeping your eyes to the left means you're not looking directly at the light and it will enable you to see the edge of the road more clearly. Your vehicle headlights point slightly more to the left than the right to help avoid blinding other drivers.

You can be temporarily blinded by another driver's headlights if:

If you are blinded then slow down and keep your eyes to the left. Once the blinding light has passed it will take a few moments for your eyes to adjust back to normal again, during which time you'll have reduced visibility which might include seeing coloured spots, or having less definition in what you are seeing.