Anonymous
Anonymous asked in Science & MathematicsPhysics · 9 years ago

# What happens when you are in a car traveling at the speed of light and turn the headlights on?

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• 9 years ago

The light from the head lights are also traveling at the speed of light. So you would be able to see in front of you.

• 9 years ago

its really simply. Well if you are travelling at night and "car" were to travel at the speed of light on the road then you were to on the head light, you would still not be able to see the the light or road in infront of you because when the light reaches the road and reflect back, the car would have passed. ( its like time stopped for the light) But if someone were to see the car from the outside they would just see the front part of the car lighted up. (albert theory, time is not the same for everyone. Eg, people durring near death situation would feel time has slowed down, and their whole life flashed by, while people playing game and having fun can feel time has moved by too fast & speed can affect time)

Source(s): Am 15 years old so it would be my common sense base on alberts theory of time!
• ?
Lv 6
9 years ago

others looking from other reference frames will see your head lights and calculate the speed of light as c

I don't think you will see anything since you and the light are both traveling at the speed of light

• Mike N
Lv 6
9 years ago

Your car would disintegrate long before you reached the speed of light, so, not to worry.

• 9 years ago

lets say you see the car in super super SUPER slow motion. then you would see the car AND the lights in front of the car. so if your standing in front, youll see the lights as soon as you get hit