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Old 02-03-2006, 05:22 PM   #1
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540 headlight dispersion angle

Hi everyone. I am new to this site and have a small problem. I was driving my 1997 540ia, regular headlights, on the 407eb in the left lane a year ago in traffic pacing at 120km/h. Two marked OPP cruisers were in the right lane, one beside me, one in front. The car in front of me slowed down so I high beamed him. The cop in the first cruiser noticed, pulled me over and handed me two tickets, one for speeding 20km/h over, one for following too close. In his notes, I was apparantly 3ft off the rear of car in front. To disprove the cop, I want to present a diagram in court showing the MTO mandated lane widths and the angle at which the high beams travel horizontally. This will prove that its impossible for me to have been 3ft off the bumper with the cop seeing me two lanes over, 3 car lengths in front. Where can I get this angle information? BMW of Canada didn't answer my email and Hella USA, the OEM supplier, says it doesn't have that information. Is there a standard angle range for all high beams? Any information would be greatly appreciated.
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