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Are car headlights getting brighter?

Is it my imagination or are car headlights getting ridiculously bright? Is there a maximum brightness legally allowed? As it now gets dark at tea time I spend much of my time with one hand on the wheel and the other shielding my eyes from the glare of oncoming traffic.

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This can be caused by headlights that are out of alignment. It's a common problem and responsible for one million MoT failures every year: good-garage-guide.honestjohn.co.uk/mot-files-2019/.../
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