you are to dim your headlights at a minimum distance of wow many feet when following another vehicle?

6 Answers

  • 300

  • 200 to 300 feet

  • As I was taught, I do it as a courtesy upon sight of the tail lights.

    Same with oncoming traffic – as soon as I see them.

    However, the law here: approx. 150 feet (has not been updated since Jan. ’82 and lights are brighter now)

    “265:114 Dimming Lights. – The driver of any vehicle upon approaching, overtaking or while following within a distance of approximately 150 feet of another vehicle on a way during the period from 1/2 hour after sunset to 1/2 hour before sunrise shall dim his headlights.”

  • The book answer in most locations is 500 feet. You don’t say where on Earth you are so that may not be the expected answer.

    Everybody is right – actually do it when you see tail lights (or headlights from oncoming traffic) ahead.

  • if you can see their tail lights put your lights down to low beam

  • When you can see the tail lights.

    See how it is with cars behind you.

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