what's 'not directly in their face'? If you light up someone in the beam cone of the flashlight, that light is still going directly in their face. It's not like a laser that hits a specific spot (which I don't think should be allowed, but that's another issue) lights are meant to saturate an area, if something is in that saturation area, it's receiving direct light.
Originally Posted by cadpat_tact
Just use common sense and don't shine it directly in their face...