had something similar happen to me at night going to a place way out in a hilly country for a quiet weekend getaway.
Two lanes only, one going S and one going N, solid lines because of so many twists in the road, but few cars out, all travelling 70mph. every so often there would be a straight part of the road with broken lines signifying that you could pass if there were no cars coming the other way.
Well, I was happily following a small pickup truck, when I was almost blinded by a LONG blast of high white lights. There was no way for me to get over (narrow shoulder on the right, was going 70, plus was a solid line and a curve in the road--no passing!!
Nothing I could do, so he pulled back and then turned his lights on low and turned on his emergency blinkers.
was he in trouble? he pulled back so far that I could not see him anymore, and assumed he was driving slowly.
then, Bright Lights!! again!! Oh, he came back! Wait, a passing lane is coming up, where for about one mile you have two lanes one way, and one lane the other. The two lanes were our direction, so I stayed right to allow him to pass.
he did not.
he pulled back and drove again with emergency blinkers.
I went back to enjoying my music and trailing the little pick-up truck. I still had about 20 miles to go before a turn-off, and it was very dark, unfamilar road, might as well enjoy!
Then, as I see a few cars coming round the bend, I 'felt' something next to me--it was the blinky bright car right. next. to. me. passing, on a curve, with a solid no passing line, with on-coming traffic.
I sucked in my breath and pulled right, as did the small pick-up in front of me, plus we both hit our brakes.
fortunately, the car completed the pass with no collisions.
but, the OP's post made me wonder, and I asked my husband about it yesterday, if there is no legal way or room to pass, even if you signal, what can you do?
his bright lights were blinding--I had to hold my hand over the side door mirror when he turned them up. And then when he pulled way back and drove with very low lights and emergency flashers--did his 'normal' lights not work ?
Should I have called 311 (non-emergency number) or just eaten the gravel on the narrow shoulder and let him pass?
glad you are ok. I am not in your state, but our crazy drivers may have been heading to a crazy driver reunion to share their terrifying stories!!