So out on patrol the other night traveling down a 2 lane road. Notice the car behind me flashes the high beams. Ok, so if it happens once I chalk it up to an accident. Then it happens a couple more times. They weren't that close to me but the high beams were definitely flashed. At this point I think they are trying to get my attention for any of a number a reasons. I pull over but the car drives by me. You may have guessed, at this point I conduct a traffic stop on the vehicle.
It was a 2018 Corolla. Apparently it has automatic high beams and I guess it was dark enough that the car felt it was time to turn them on. She knew exactly why I was stopping her when I did. She had to keep turning them off. We both agreed the system was new and could stand some reprogramming to be more effective and not bother other drivers.
I hadn't heard of cars with this before and we have 2 well equipped '18 CX-5's with all of the typical safety features. Is this some attempt by Toyota at correcting the "fail to dim" high beams we all encounter too often with people?