Welcome to Lightmare ......
Our organisation has been formed to fight the growing road safety issue of blinding lights which diminish a driver's ability to perceive hazards. 

Four prominent professors of ophthalmology have declared that these lights are dangerous to the human eye:

Peter Heilig, University of Vienna (Expert Opinion)
John Marshall, University College London(Daily Mail)
David M. Kleinman University of Rochester New York (CBS)
Geoff Roberson, Association of Optometrists (BBC)

All the manufacturers can say is that "they meet the regulations" surely from the thousands of complaints it proves the regulations are wrong.

Rather than saving lives, these lights are killing people - why are the authorities doing nothing? why are they permitting this to continue?
The Authorities are allowing this "Lightmare" to escalate, they are putting the most vulnerable and less conspicuous road users at risk - pedestrians, cyclists and motorcyclists. 

 


HID-Xenon headlight + Blinding  LED Daytime Running Lights>
Our aim is to persuade the world regulators (NHTSA and UNECE) to limit eye damaging light intensity:-
 
   #  High Intensity Discharge Xenon headlights (HID-Xenon) - can cause temporary blindness

   #  Misuse of brake and fog lights - contravention of highway codes

   #  Over-bright Daytime Running Lights (DRL)
- the EU have set maximum brightness to 1,200cd
    to compete with the sun - the Japanese proposed a more acceptable 200cd = bright sidelights


Manufacturers and Government appear not to care about the dangers of blinding lights.
In this website we explain why a driver's vision is affected by blinding lights.
We document the growing body of Expert ophthalmological opinionLegal opinion and  Media  coverage
See the thousands of comments on our original UK petition to March 2015 (Excel file with 4683 comments)

Supporting Organisations:-
Lightmare are worldwide a voluntary group of experienced motorists including scientists, engineers, mathematicians, lawyers and ophthalmologists supported by the leading pedestrian, cycling and motorcycling organisations who are committed to improving road safety by reducing glare and other distractions in the driving environment.
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  Professor W.Schober

BBC April 2011
Sangita Myska
The Lightmare


The Cabbies Guide to Motor Manners
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