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  #1596210 21-Jul-2016 13:01
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SepticSceptic:

 

Drivers who don't even realise it is dark and STILL haven't got their lights on. Sure they leave work when it's heading towards dusk, but by the time they are half way home, it's dark, and can't been seen.

 

Or they leave a brightly lit street, it's raining, and it's bright enough that they can see OK, and too much rain reflection that they don't realise they're lights aren't on.

 

But FFS, cannot they not see the dashboard is dark - do they never check their speedo or fuel gauge ?

 

At least twice I've signalled to drivers to put their lights on whilst driving / crawling  along the motorway within the last couple of weeks

 

D1ckheads !!

 

 

 

 

I think given the rarity of this (I hardly ever see cars without their lights on) it is unworthy of inclusion here. 

 

I trust you have never done anything wrong while driving or that would make you what you named these drivers.  I doubt they do this intentionally. 


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  #1596212 21-Jul-2016 13:02
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surfisup1000:

 

Asmodeus:

 

Along the same line, people who drive around with their fog light on when it aint foggy... I know it's an easy one to forget but still....

 

 

Why does this bother you? Foglights point downward, I've never had an issue with this. In fact, I don't really know why this is illegal. 

 

I have more of a problem with people who drive during daylight with their lights on full beam -- some cars have really bright full beam and can be dazzling even in daylight. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Properly fitted Fogs point down and are no problem but many installed by backyard cowboys are aimed all over the place. 


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  #1596213 21-Jul-2016 13:03
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Plus the one on the back is a prick to be driving behind. That certainly does not point down.

 

 

 

 

What on the back? You can't mean foglights.

 

 

 

[edit] ah, you mean bright tail lights..... some of those led ones are overpowering, especially in rainy and cloudy days. 


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  #1596216 21-Jul-2016 13:05
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surfisup1000:

 

richms:

 

Plus the one on the back is a prick to be driving behind. That certainly does not point down.

 

 

 

 

What on the back? You can't mean foglights. 

 

 

 

 

A lot of Euro boxes have a single rear fog lamp


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  #1596217 21-Jul-2016 13:07
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surfisup1000:

 

richms:

 

Plus the one on the back is a prick to be driving behind. That certainly does not point down.

 

 

 

 

What on the back? You can't mean foglights. 

 

 

Yes, that is the most important of the foglights so that cars coming up behind you have a better chance of seeing you in the fog. On most BMWs they seem to be in among the brake lights making it even worse since it makes the brake lights much less visible when they come on, but on more sensible cars they are seperate. Sometimes opposite the reverse light.





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  #1596218 21-Jul-2016 13:08
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Sorry if this has been mentioned already but I really couldn't face reading all 75 pages...

 

 

 

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  #1596316 21-Jul-2016 15:24
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@SepticSceptic: Drivers who don't even realise it is dark and STILL haven't got their lights on. Sure they leave work when it's heading towards dusk, but by the time they are half way home, it's dark, and can't been seen.

 

Or they leave a brightly lit street, it's raining, and it's bright enough that they can see OK, and too much rain reflection that they don't realise they're lights aren't on.

 

But FFS, cannot they not see the dashboard is dark - do they never check their speedo or fuel gauge ?

 

At least twice I've signalled to drivers to put their lights on whilst driving / crawling  along the motorway within the last couple of weeks

 

D1ckheads !! 

 

This bugs me too. It seems every time I drive at night I'm flashing my lights at two or three people coming towards me with no lights on. But as @Asmodeus said, a lot of cars have the dash iluuminated all the time (mine does), independent of whether or not the parking/headlights are on, so I think they think their lights are on when they're not. Automatic lights have been around for ages - I remember a friend having them in a Mitsubishi Sigma (GSR?) in the late 1980s - so why doesn't every car have them by now?


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  #1596394 21-Jul-2016 16:38
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surfisup1000:

 

richms:

 

Plus the one on the back is a prick to be driving behind. That certainly does not point down.

 

 

What on the back? You can't mean foglights.

 

[edit] ah, you mean bright tail lights..... some of those led ones are overpowering, especially in rainy and cloudy days. 

 

 

My American-built Chrysler had a single rear fog light. My German-built VW has a rear fog light. They're very bight. I only used them occasionally in Johnsonville when it's really hard to see so I have them on so people realise there's a car in front of them.

 

I also use them when a tailgater is driving really close. Two flicks of a rear fog light in their face and the put the foot on the brake and back down very quickly, to not get close again.





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  #1596400 21-Jul-2016 16:49
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So if a motorist in a thick fog suddenly sees a bright light coming at him (as would happen if he is moving and the car ahead is not), does he think it is a motorcycle driving the wrong way, slam on the brakes in a panic, and cause a massive pile-up resulting in many deaths and injuries?

 

 





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  #1596401 21-Jul-2016 16:58
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It's a red light at the back.




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  #1596419 21-Jul-2016 17:42
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Rikkitic:

 

So if a motorist in a thick fog suddenly sees a bright light coming at him (as would happen if he is moving and the car ahead is not), does he think it is a motorcycle driving the wrong way, slam on the brakes in a panic, and cause a massive pile-up resulting in many deaths and injuries?

 

 

That would mean they were driving too fast for the conditions and were an idiot, If they didnt see the light and drove straight into the back of a parked car would that be better?





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  #1596429 21-Jul-2016 17:52
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Reading the last few posts has caused me to realise I don't think I've ever switched my fog lights on. I do live in the Fair City o' the Winds though, and near the coast at that. I don't think I've ever been driving the one or two days of the year we actually get fog.


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  #1596432 21-Jul-2016 17:58
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Stupid warning labels.

 

"Do not use in cribs, beds, carriages or playpens" - for a projector.


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  #1596449 21-Jul-2016 18:41
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richms:

 

Rikkitic:

 

So if a motorist in a thick fog suddenly sees a bright light coming at him (as would happen if he is moving and the car ahead is not), does he think it is a motorcycle driving the wrong way, slam on the brakes in a panic, and cause a massive pile-up resulting in many deaths and injuries?

 

 

That would mean they were driving too fast for the conditions and were an idiot, If they didnt see the light and drove straight into the back of a parked car would that be better?

 

 

You are of course aware of the many idiots who have caused massive pile-ups over the years in America and Europe by doing exactly that?

 

 





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  #1596618 22-Jul-2016 07:39
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Behodar: Stupid warning labels.

 

"Do not use in cribs, beds, carriages or playpens" - for a projector. 

 

Dammit. There goes Junior's home theatre.


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