Turn your headlights on, $#@%+ ! (Rant inside)

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  1. koen

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    Does auto feature turn on tail lights? I see cars often with only headlights on, no tail lights. So dangerous...

    Lazyness is no excuse for driving careless.
     
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    What really annoys me is people having their lights on full beam it is like looking into the sun
     
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    We can't get people to signal when making turns or lane changes.....why would you think they would turn on headlights???????
     
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    Problem here is that your rant won’t change a thing. I get it though. It’s a chance to blow off steam. I have many rants that I could post, but they won’t do any good, so I rarely post a rant.

    But, I’ll piggyback off of your rant, and I’m on your side. There are idiots in PA too. I drive to work in dense fog sometimes, and I’ll bet I see 25% of saps without their lights on. It is the law here too that, if it’s raining, the headlights must be on. Only about 50% abide by this law. Obviously, it’s not enforced. And, don’t even get me started on the brainless ones that drive with their fog lights on when there is no fog! Arrrgghh!! They always get my high beams.

    We need to forget about the things that we can’t change, and use that precious time learning how to become better guitar players.:eek::D
     
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  5. Owenmoney

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    Totally agree and I also want to know who decided to put turn signals right next to headlights so you can’t see them because the new headlights are so bright
     
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    I started driving in Dec ‘67.

    I’ve driven with my headlights on about 90% of the time

    It’s the proper thing to do for gosh sakes!
     
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  7. red57strat

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    A lot of cars have auto on headlights that don't come on just because it's raining, and it's often not dark enough for them to come on just because it's overcast. Plus, the cars are all silver/grey. I can't see them.

    Headlights should automatically come on with wipers.
     
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    If I have to have my lights on that means I'm supposed to stay off the road..No joke on that..My vision has gotten so bad that I just don't drive when the weather is bad or getting dark..
    My drivers license prohibits night driving anyway..
     
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    The light switch on my 2010 Highlander has been left on "Daytime RL/Auto" continuously for 9 years. And the halogen headlights in running lights mode are quite bright and they switch automatically to regular lights when the ambient light drops. I never have to worry about whether other people will see me coming. But then, I drive a white car and live in Florida, so for me it's simple a matter of survival.
     
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    Drive as though your life depended on it .
     
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    Well, yes it is a chance to blow off steam... but if it also makes some people think twice, I consider it a small victory ;)
     
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    I’ll piggy back on your rant and mention of high beams. I hate the high beam switch not being on the floor anymore. I keep getting my left foot tangled up in the steering wheel!!
     
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    I have an old Toyota SUV. The lights automatically go on when I start the car, and off when I shut the engine off.

    I always assume that anyone who's driving in the rain or dark w their headlights off just mistakingly believes that they're on. They're not rude or arrogant, they're just idiots.

    Now the folks who drive w/ their hi-beams on and then turn them off when they're 10 yards away from you, that's another story altogether.
     
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    Ah. I think I see your problem.



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    :D
     
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    :D
     
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    I turn my headlights on as soon as I start my engine, day or night....

    This has probably saved me from at least two accidents in the past 20 years, where people were charging an intersection and possibly would have pulled out across my path...

    I ride motorcycles, so I think I started using all of my lights day or night because of this...
     
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    Auto this and that makes people even more stupid...
     
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    Totally understand the need for headlights on in poor visibility, but cannot condone the use of all day lights.

    If the other guitarist in my band starts banging out power chords on her Marshall Stack nobody hears the finger picked part I am playing through my 12 watt combo. Their attention is drawn to the loud noise, they cannot easily discern the other performers.

    It is the same with lights, if you turn yours on in daylight everyone can see you, but no one sees the cyclist, horse rider or pedestrian as their attention is taken by the two 55 watt headlights attached to the front of your vehicle. It is up to all of us to pay attention, not take an "I'm alright Jack" approach.
     
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    Here on the wet Oregon coast, I take special exception to those who drive without their headlights, and especially those with vehicles that are the same color as a gray rainy sky, or the color of wet asphalt.
     
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