Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Daytime Running Lights

I wonder how many drivers of vehicles that are equipped with Daytime Running Lights (the headlights that turn on when the car turns on, so they are always 'on') are aware that they need to turn on their REAL lights when it gets dark outside. Apparently quite a few of them are NOT aware ... I drove home with three of them this evening. They had NO rear lights, and when approaching them from behind, the only reason I saw them was the reflection of my own headlights on the backs of their vehicles. So dangerous.

I think these vehicles either need to have a "it's dark, stupid, turn on your lights" indicator, or when people flash their lights at them, these unaware drivers should get a clue instead of flipping us the bird.

I am done, now.


Tara said...

Ha!!! So, SO true!!

Jan Scholl said...

I hate it when its sunny outside and people flash their lights at me like I can turn off my daylight running lights. They are not that bright to begin with but it drives me bonkers. BTW-we were brought up here in Michigan to always have your low beams on way many years before running lights came about.