Here in Florida, it is a law, and 6 out of 10 drivers ignore it.* It is tough enough to see another car at 5pm when it is pouring with its lights on, and nearly impossible with its lights off. Don't get me started on the lack of turn signals, and driving 15mph over the 30mph speed limit in the rain, and in a construction zone where the road is a mess.
A fair number, yeah. (It certainly is here in NY.) It's also freaking common sense, which these days is a misnomer. But then again, plenty of people seem to believe that they're such good drivers that everyone else should just know where they are and what they're about to do- who needs headlights, turn signals, etc.? -- I may have been born yesterday, but I've spent all afternoon downtown.
2012-Jun-9 1:07 pm: ·
Noah Vail Son made my Avatar Premium join:2004-12-10 Lorton, VA kudos:3
Here in Florida, it is a law, and 6 out of 10 drivers ignore it.
Practically speaking: It's only a law if law enforcement enforces it.
Since signals or wipers aren't terrific revenue enhancers, LEO brass doesn't make it an agenda for patrol officers. Money talks, doubly so in crime and justice. -- The Dark Tower's Skynet evolves from 4chan.
It is tough enough to see another car at 5pm when it is pouring with its lights on
Not using headlamps in low-ambient light conditions has always been a pet peeve of mine to. About 15 yrs ago I started running with lights on 100% the time. I realized that even in broad daylight the headlamps make me more notable in the mirrors or when approaching in their periphery. About twice a year I fail to turn the lamps off and wind-up with a depleted battery. No biggy.
On the other end of the spectrum, so to speak, are those %#!* blue blinding lamps an increasing number of cars have. I'm about ready to go hammer smashing on those killers.
2012-Jun-9 11:26 pm: ·
Kearnstd Space Elf Premium join:2002-01-22 Mullica Hill, NJ kudos:1
interesting enough my car seems to turn the headlights on automatically if the wipers are run in a normal operations setting for more than a minute.(so wash and mist do not turn the lights on.). Also turns the headlights on when it gets dark.
Those blue colored lights are called HID, for the driver they are in theory better than halogen. But they are also blinding to oncoming traffic. -- [65 Arcanist]Filan(High Elf) Zone: Broadband Reports
said by Kearnstd Those blue colored lights are called HID, for the driver they are in theory better than halogen. But they are also blinding to oncoming traffic. [/BQUOTE :
They're only blinding if put in the wrong housing. If properly installed into projector housings (like a BMW) they're fine, it's when people that don't know what they're doing put them into their factory headlight housings, meant for halogen bulbs, that it becomes a problem.