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low beam

an automobile headlight beam providing short-range illumination of a road and intended chiefly for use in driving on the streets of cities, towns, etc.
Compare high beam.
Origin of low beam
1945-50 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • If a vehicle comes toward you with high beams on, switch to low beam and look to the right edge of the road.
  • For better visibility during these weather conditions, keep your vehicle's headlights on low beam.
  • The inspection is conducted using the low beam headlights.
  • However, if you must drive, then drive slowly and use your low beam headlights.
  • The permitted vehicle must have its low beam headlights on while transporting an oversize load.
  • Do not follow too close to the car ahead, and use headlights on low beam.

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