While we are complaining about car lights - wanksters that drive around with LED lights on during the day trying to look cool. After-market fitted ones are even more stupid.
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You realise that using such lights has been proved in many studies to statistically reduce the risk of a two vehicle collision? There is variation between many of the studies as to how much of a reduction daytime running lights actually make, but the general consensus from almost every study that I am aware of is that they improve vehicle visibility and reduce the instances of collision where "I just didn't see him".
Some stats from studies here - http://www.ibiblio.org/rdu/DRLs/studies.htm
and here - http://acrs.org.au/about-us/policies/sa ... ng-lights/
I was t-boned (at low speed, thankfully) at a T-intersection a few years back by a guy who stopped at the stop sign, looked right - towards me, but with the sun directly behind my car shining into his eyes - looked left, looked right again and pulled out and hit my front left quarter panel. I would suggest that if my car had had these newer, bright LEDs fitting to the front of it, he likely would have seen me - at the very least he would have had a better opportunity to see me, even with the glare of the sun behind my car - and the accident would have been prevented.
Personally, I see the LEDs on Audis, Lexus etc to be very effective and I have never been "dazzled" by them. They are bright enough to see at quite a distance but have an extremely diffuse, unfocused beam.
For the record, both my cars have "fog lights", much like the once on the Lancer above, and I only drive with them on when it is foggy.