In India, failing to lower the headlight beam of a motor vehicle while approaching another vehicle from the front or the rear is a violation of traffic rules. As per the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988, drivers are required to use the headlight beam in such a way that it does not dazzle or blind other road users.
Failing to lower the headlight beam can be dangerous as it can temporarily blind the driver of the other vehicle, making it difficult for them to see the road and other vehicles. It can also cause inconvenience to other road users, including pedestrians.
Violation of this rule can result in penalties such as fines and even suspension of the driver’s license, depending on the severity of the offense and its consequences.