In theory only, at least around here. Back before the provincial government abolished testing stations (ostensibly for cost-saving reasons), every car in B.C. had to be tested yearly for things like brakes, tires, suspension, exhaust leaks... and headlights. The most common reason to flunk the inspection was for misadjusted headlights, and there was usually a garage just around the corner from the inspection station that made a living adjusting headlights (using the same equipmenet the testing station used) so you could go right back and have another go at it.
But that's a thing of the distant past now.
There isn't much of a risk - by then he's close enough that his momentum will carry him past...
What he said. But halogen headlights are bad enough - especially now that many auto manufacturers implement daytime running lights through the high beams. Even though the intensity is somewhat reduced in this mode, they're still objectionably bright. Ironically, turning your headlights "on" in such a car actually reduces the amount of light that reaches the eyes of other motorists.
Even more ironically, the majority of cars on the road today would fail that headlight inspection of old. But apparently blinding oncoming motorists isn't as bad a thing as it was once thought to be.
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