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RunningMan
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  #1923701 22-Dec-2017 16:30
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Jase2985:

 

@Linuxluver do you not use high beams?

 

 

You must dip your headlights when following another vehicle, so @Linuxluver is doing the right thing. It's what is required by law.

 

The vehicle in front should be lit as per the requirements for that vehicle, whatever that may be, but will be something along the lines of red lights that show how wide it is, and probably reflectors as well.

 

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You must dip your vehicle's headlights:

 

  • when other vehicles are coming towards you, so that you don't blind the oncoming driver
  • when you are following other vehicles
  • when you are approaching a police officer who is directing traffic
  • when parked.

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  #1923704 22-Dec-2017 16:33
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mudguard:

Jase2985:


im not blaming him for anything i asked a question


I dont, but you should be doing everything in YOUR power to make your drive as safe as you can


 



 


I agree, I have a modern car and the low beam are pitiful. Sometimes I think I've not got them on properly. I can only hope there was reasonable mist. I have high beam on most of the time that I need the lights, I'm not sure why a road being windy would matter? Saving power?



The lights shine straight ahead, not around corners.

If you think about it, it's obvious enough.




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  #1923705 22-Dec-2017 16:39
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dickytim:

 

I have never seen a camera on an overtaking lane personally, I do 800-1000km a week and a lot on roads with overtaking lanes.

 

Your answer is just validating poor driving behaviour, there is no, and will never be any excuse to do this.

 

 

Then you're not paying enough attention when driving.




RunningMan
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  #1923707 22-Dec-2017 16:46
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cadman:

 

Then you're not paying enough attention when driving.

 

 

Or perhaps @dickytim drives on different roads than you do. No need to insult his driving.


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  #1923709 22-Dec-2017 16:48
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Linuxluver:
mudguard:

 

I agree, I have a modern car and the low beam are pitiful. Sometimes I think I've not got them on properly. I can only hope there was reasonable mist. I have high beam on most of the time that I need the lights, I'm not sure why a road being windy would matter? Saving power?

 



The lights shine straight ahead, not around corners.

If you think about it, it's obvious enough.

 

Mine also shine out in a big cone shape on high beam, lighting up both sides of the road up to a kilometre away. I'm not trying to defend the tractor driver, that thing should be lit up. God knows I come across enough farm machinery being moved on roads during the course of my job, but it makes the video a bit ambiguous, on the one hand you say there was diesel smoke or fog, and it was lucky you were driving slowly which is all very sensible, but even when there is fog I'm constantly flicking from high to low beam to see if it's thinning. 

 

On high beam that thing would have stuck out a kilometre away, and if it was windy then you would have seen it from side on some distance away as well. A fallen tree could be on the road, and low beam I wouldn't know about it until too late. I can't even see your indicators passing him/her either?


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  #1923729 22-Dec-2017 18:09
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networkn: NZ drivers are some of the worst in the world.

 

Nope, I strongly disagree from my (German) perspective and driving experience (also on left-hand traffic). Sorry, this badge is already reserved for others. wink





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  #1923755 22-Dec-2017 19:28
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Just for interests sake, when you drive a truck, the "low beams in fog" thing doesn't work. Because you're actually high enough that the reflective properties don't blind you. 

 

That tractor driver should've had a flashing light on the right corner of that trailer.

 

 

 

And if your modern car has sh*te low beam, maybe you have the park lights on.

 

Even my Mrs 14 year old SUV has xenon that is 50 times better than hi-beams of the 90's




  #1923795 22-Dec-2017 21:40
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RunningMan:

 

Jase2985:

 

@Linuxluver do you not use high beams?

 

 

You must dip your headlights when following another vehicle, so @Linuxluver is doing the right thing. It's what is required by law.

 

The vehicle in front should be lit as per the requirements for that vehicle, whatever that may be, but will be something along the lines of red lights that show how wide it is, and probably reflectors as well.

 

EDIT: Source

 

 

You must dip your vehicle's headlights:

 

  • when other vehicles are coming towards you, so that you don't blind the oncoming driver
  • when you are following other vehicles
  • when you are approaching a police officer who is directing traffic
  • when parked.

 

he didnt know he was following anything that was the point he made with his post. if he had his high beams on he may have seen the tractor earlier and known it was there then dipped his lights before he got up to it.


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  #1962257 22-Feb-2018 14:48
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Cop dishes out 'instant Car-ma' to dodgy Auckland driver

 

Unaware a police car was sitting in traffic, the naughty driver pulled out of the congested lane onto the left-hand shoulder before attempting to speed off and overtake hundreds of cars stuck in gridlock.

 

'Hundreds' sounds like an exaggeration to me, but still a good result.


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  #1962665 23-Feb-2018 09:07
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Journeyman:

 

Cop dishes out 'instant Car-ma' to dodgy Auckland driver

 

Unaware a police car was sitting in traffic, the naughty driver pulled out of the congested lane onto the left-hand shoulder before attempting to speed off and overtake hundreds of cars stuck in gridlock.

 

'Hundreds' sounds like an exaggeration to me, but still a good result.

 

 

Could they also do it to those self entitled pricks who think that using a passing lane when the rest of the traffic is crawling is a useful thing to do?
This morning for example, all but one car were quite happy to remain single file for the duration of the passing lane since there really is no benefit to moving a couple of dozen cars up the line of traffic.
But there's always that one guy.....

 

Even more confusing was that when the traffic sped up again once we moved onto a full two lane section, he was sitting at about 90 and being passed by everyone again.
*sigh*





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  #1962695 23-Feb-2018 09:57
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mudguard:

I agree, I have a modern car and the low beam are pitiful. Sometimes I think I've not got them on properly. I can only hope there was reasonable mist. I have high beam on most of the time that I need the lights, I'm not sure why a road being windy would matter? Saving power?



If your low beam is pitiful how's the adjustment? I used a local VTNZ for warrants and they persisted in winding the headlights down each time I took it in. I've had the lights corrected at another VTNZ so I'm confidant that they comply. Several years ago I found a level park in front of a wall and marked the light setting so I can check.

There have been at least 2 coroner's findings that outside 50km/h zones high beam should be the default. One involved a Police car hitting a drunk lying on the road. On low beam the driver could not see far enough to allow for reaction and braking time at 100km/h.

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  #1962704 23-Feb-2018 10:10
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cadman:

 

dickytim:

 

I have never seen a camera on an overtaking lane personally, I do 800-1000km a week and a lot on roads with overtaking lanes.

 

Your answer is just validating poor driving behaviour, there is no, and will never be any excuse to do this.

 

 

Then you're not paying enough attention when driving.

 

 

 

 

I do similar K's (50,000 per annum) and I have seen numerous cameras in passing lanes.

 

Most of my K's are around NZ, whereas a colleague does similar kilometers but he seldom leaves Auckland, so that does make some sense that he'd never see cameras in passing lanes, as for the most part he doesn't leave the city limits.

 

 


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  #1962806 23-Feb-2018 11:15
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This morning on my way to work (in the dark) I encountered quite a few without lights on. I was barely out of my street when I saw the first one - thankfully I did see him and therefore waited.
I don't think he appreciated me flicking my lights at him as he went past .. and his lights did not go on


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  #1962982 23-Feb-2018 14:07
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Dunnersfella:

 

cadman:

 

dickytim:

 

I have never seen a camera on an overtaking lane personally, I do 800-1000km a week and a lot on roads with overtaking lanes.

 

Your answer is just validating poor driving behaviour, there is no, and will never be any excuse to do this.

 

 

Then you're not paying enough attention when driving.

 

 

I do similar K's (50,000 per annum) and I have seen numerous cameras in passing lanes.

 

Most of my K's are around NZ, whereas a colleague does similar kilometers but he seldom leaves Auckland, so that does make some sense that he'd never see cameras in passing lanes, as for the most part he doesn't leave the city limits.

 

 

"I do 800-1000km a week and a lot on roads with overtaking lanes" would indicate outside urban limits though, would it not? I'm certainly struggling to think of a single passing lane location in a town or city (at least passing lanes in the colloquial sense).


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  #1963134 23-Feb-2018 18:35
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cadman:

 

"I do 800-1000km a week and a lot on roads with overtaking lanes" would indicate outside urban limits though, would it not? I'm certainly struggling to think of a single passing lane location in a town or city (at least passing lanes in the colloquial sense).

 

 

Brooklyn hill in Wellington? Just one example, not suggesting you're wrong tho. ..





 

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