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Here's to all the dumb motorists who...(8 posts)

Here's to all the dumb motorists who...Breakfast
Aug 27, 2002 9:20 PM
...besides being a danger to non-motorists because of their cell phones and busy schedules and me first attitudes, think parking lights (the amber ones one click away from turning on the headlights) are for when the sun is setting at dusk and are, for practical purposes, running lights.

They're parking lights!!!

It's a freaking ticket if you're stopped by police. And it doesn't make you look cool, at least in my book.

As a bicyclist, I can't help but see these faults as relevant to my safety when I encounter them. It's either they don't see me or I can't tell what the heck they're going to do next.
hear hear, and here's to all the stoopid morons who...lonefrontranger
Aug 28, 2002 4:16 AM
REFUSE to turn their lights on *at all* in low-contrast situations (fog, rain, haze, dusk). I don't believe it's a law in CO that your lights must be on when your windshield wipers are, as it is in some states.

I particularly like how it's always the bozos driving grey cars who never turn their lights on... This irritates me whether I'm driving or commuting by bike. But natch if I T-bone the silly barstid, somehow it becomes my fault.

A special zonker prize to all those who feel it necessary to drive on clear evenings with all their fog, running, rally, whatever... lights on. Especially those with Stupid Useless Vehicles, all lit up like some Bubba going a'spotlightin deer. YOU'RE FREAKING BLINDING ME YOU DUMB@$$!!

whew, I feel better now.
go on with your bad self sister :) nmRode Warrior
Aug 28, 2002 6:20 AM
Well, don't ever ride in Canada then...Spunout
Aug 28, 2002 6:22 AM
Daytime headlights are factory default on all cars in Canada. This does not include stupid xenon fog lights or neon lights under your car and around the license plates;)

All in all, they aren't bright (low power/beam) and you'll notice a car at all times, from all directions.
Lights?TypeOne
Aug 28, 2002 11:01 AM
In a few months I am going to encounter the morons who scrape a 4-square inch portion of ice off their windshield in the morning, then set off down the road. They can't see anything that isn't directly in front of them, which could be me - on the hood. I don't care if they have lights on or not. Just be able to see out of all the windows, puh-leez!
daytime running lightsmr_spin
Aug 28, 2002 6:22 AM
There are a few cars that run the parking lights as daytime running lights. Corvettes, for example. You can't turn them off. I'll bet that's what you are seeing 95% of the time.
No, it's idiots who think it's not dark enough yet (nm)Breakfast
Aug 28, 2002 7:48 AM
if you say somr_spin
Aug 28, 2002 8:13 AM
I've never known anyone who did this. I've never seen it done before, and there are a lot of cars and drivers in California.