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== High-beam usage == == Other Information ==
Misuse of the brights is, unfortunately, one of the most frequent violations of common driving etiquette that I've seen during nighttime driving. Not only is it annoying, but it's also dangerous and completely unnecessary.

Unlike being a left lane bandit or failing to move over when turning, where someone might not even realize that they are irritating other drivers, there is no excuse whatsoever for driving around with your brights on all the time. Every car I've driven has a bright blue light on the dash that tells you your brights are on, so it's virtually impossible to not realize you have them on. Basically, people who drive with their high beams on are the ultimate assholes on the road, who clearly have no problem with the fact that they are blinding both the cars in front of them and the traffic coming towards them.

This is another item which needs to be addressed much more often by the police. People who use their high beams in the presence of other cars should absolutely not be allowed to do so unpunished, as it shows a blatant disregard for the eyesight of other drivers.

Most common annoyances
Not yielding to faster traffic ("left-lane bandits")
Failing to signal lane changes
Moving over at the last possible second
Tailgating in heavy traffic
High-beam usage
Neglecting to move over when making turns
Coming to a near-stop at railroad crossings

Less common annoyances
Jamming on the brakes upon seeing someone pulled over
Crawling on high-speed entrance ramps
Forgetting that green means go
Not yielding to other cars when lost
Poor-weather driving etiquette
In-car distractions
Stopping at the end of an entrance ramp

Non-driving annoyances
Law enforcement
Parking maladies
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