In response to a request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 for information on motor lighting systems.
We released the following information on 22 December 2010:
All headlights must comply with European regulations, which are intended to minimise dazzle while maximising visibility. If a vehicle is fitted with lighting that does not satisfy the regulations, the police will enforce the law as appropriate. The regulations are subject to development and the Department for Transport continues to take an active part in this work, together with experts from other European member states. They seek to ensure that any changes that are made do not have a negative effect on glare.