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# 214533 16-May-2017 13:04
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As usual for this time of year there are a number of people on the road with their lights off. What's your preferred way to indicate "politely" to the other driver so they turn their lights on.

 

I've tried to help two drivers recently who were both very confused why I was

 

  • Honking
  • Flashing my headlights
  • Slowed down in-front of them with my hazard lights on
  • On arm out of the driver window with my hand "flashing" - open/closing fist.

With one driver I tried the above with no luck and then they proceeded to give me the finger when I matched their speed and tried to get them to roll down their window so I speak to them. The drive proceeded to speed off and I finally noticed a couple of minutes later that they'd turned their lights on.

 

About the only time drivers take notice of a headlight flash is when they think a police speed trap might be ahead.

 

So what's your experience and any tips for dealing with NZ drivers?

 

 





Generally known online as OpenMedia, now working for Red Hat APAC a Technology Evangelist and Product Manager. Still playing with MythTV and digital media on the side.


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  # 1783459 17-May-2017 06:34
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reven:

 

openmedia:

 

As usual for this time of year there are a number of people on the road with their lights off. What's your preferred way to indicate "politely" to the other driver so they turn their lights on.

 

I've tried to help two drivers recently who were both very confused why I was

 

  • Honking
  • Flashing my headlights
  • Slowed down in-front of them with my hazard lights on
  • On arm out of the driver window with my hand "flashing" - open/closing fist.

With one driver I tried the above with no luck and then they proceeded to give me the finger when I matched their speed and tried to get them to roll down their window so I speak to them. The drive proceeded to speed off and I finally noticed a couple of minutes later that they'd turned their lights on.

 

About the only time drivers take notice of a headlight flash is when they think a police speed trap might be ahead.

 

So what's your experience and any tips for dealing with NZ drivers?

 

 

 

 

 

 

honestly if you did those things to me, i would be thinking "what the f*** is his problem".  

 

 

I disagree, although I drive everywhere with my headlights on anyway but this is similar to how I would try and alert the person.

 

I had a women travelling from Drury to Pukekohe before the street lights were put in, so pitch black without any lights on. I was madly trying to signal her, I ended up calling *555 and the police pulled her over, she was completely oblivious to the fact she couldn't see the road.


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