Driving has always been something that either brings me a lot of joy or a lot of anger.

It is mostly always anger if I am being honest with myself and you.

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If it is a good driving day, you can find me cruising on the highway with my music loud and singing my own rendition of whatever is playing.

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However, on the flip side, if my driving time is terrible. You may catch me with an undeserved angry face thrown your way.

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That latter story is exactly what happened to me while I was driving on 131. A random car behind me thought it would be a smart decision to turn on its high beams right behind me.

After I threw my fit and decided not to be a terrible person, I wondered...

Is it illegal?

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According to SOS,

"It is illegal to use or even flash high-beam headlights within 500 feet of an oncoming vehicle. Also, dim your lights for pedestrians and cyclists."

Besides that information, you should not use your high beams any time when you are behind another vehicle regardless of how far in front of you they are.

After knowing that information, the person I saw shining their high beams may want to educate themselves.

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What is the penalty?

Now, you will receive a ticket...

However, you can be pulled over by police and given a citation if they find something wrong or in violation.

Since high beams are used to promote safety for yourself and fellow drivers, you are probably wondering the same thing that I am.

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