You asked: How far ahead do your high beam headlights shine?

How far ahead can you see with full headlights?

In good driving conditions the minimum that the full headlights in the average motor vehicle should be able to see is about: 100 metres (about 25 car lengths) on an unlit road ● 30 metres (about 7 car lengths) on dipped headlights. Incorrectly adjusted and damaged lights are dangerous.

How far should you be able to see with low beams?

Your high beam headlights let you see about 350-400 feet ahead. Low beam headlights illuminate the road for about 200 feet. You should always adjust your speed based on how far ahead you can see. If you your stopping distance becomes farther than you can see with your headlights, you are over-driving your headlights.

Is driving with full beam illegal?

Don’t get caught out. Although there are no laws directly relating to using full beams, if you do have them on at the wrong time and dazzle other road users, you could get points on your licence for driving without due care and attention.

Are high beams and headlights the same?

High beams and low beams are two different parts of your car’s headlights. Both high and low beam headlights are important safety features on your vehicle, but many drivers don’t know whether their car uses different bulbs for high and low beams. The truth is, it all depends on the type of car you drive.

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How do I align my headlights within legal requirements?

Turn the lights off and use a screwdriver to turn the screws until the headlight is at the level you require. Turn your headlights back on to see if further adjustment is required. There should be a screw to adjust the lamp vertically and another screw to align it horizontally. Do each adjustment one at a time.