How many times has this happened to you?
You’re driving at night when suddenly, your eyes begin to sizzle and pop. And usually it’s because of this.
Oh yes, how I dread the idiot SUV drivers that don’t understand that the little blue light in the middle of the dash means their headlights are set to kill. Better still if said idiot doesn’t know where their space ends and yours begins, so they get as close as possible to the back of your car, driving those retina searing beams straight into all reflective surfaces of the MINI, most of which happen to be pointing back into your face. Want them to back off?
A little outside mirror adjustment works wonders in this situation. Adjust the drivers side mirror up until the beam is blasting across the glass of the window. You should notice them back off immediately to avoid getting blinded. If it doesn’t work, adjust the passenger side mirror out and up until the beam are pointed back in double barrel fashion, much like they are doing to you.
With the main rear view on dim and the outsides adjusted up, your vision should return to normal shortly. If they continue to tailgate with their brights, pull over at the next opportunity and let them pass. Not really much else you can do.