Just a quick general question regarding the halogen headlamps on the current facelift A3...
The headlights appear to have a plastic covering in front of bulb, almost to protect the light from being too strong for other drivers. This seems to prevent the light from becoming direct and disperses the light throughout the headlamp unit.
I have seen many halogen headlights without this feature, that allow the bulb to shine directly onto the road. Does this indicate that it is safe for other drivers without this "protection" lens?
I have attached an image below (A4 I know) to demonstrate which area I mean:
If I removed this lens, would the car a) pass its MOT b) distribute light better and c) be safe for on-coming drivers?
Apologies if this has been asked before