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ATTENTION DRIVERS WITH GREY, TAN, AND BLACK CARS!

Discussion in 'Broadlands Community Issues' started by BigDog, Mar 12, 2014.

  1. BigDog

    BigDog Member

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    Megalomaniac? Good one, Kev. I appreciate your psychoanalysis-people pay good money to diagnoses like that.

    Anyway, just trying to point out what should be obvious but isn't. I would think a "rant" would be more than 3 sentences.

    Hopefully, some the 1600 viewers will think twice about their headlights now.
     
  2. Villager

    Villager Ashburn Village Resident

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    I don't agree that it is common sense to use headlights during the day (unless it's raining, foggy, or snowing). My car is too old to have the "daytime running lights" so my lights are usually off during the day. I'm not sure why you have trouble seeing cars without headlights on.

    From the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration:
    http://www-nrd.nhtsa.dot.gov/Pubs/811029.pdf

    "The analysis found that DRLs have no statistically significant overall effects on the three target crashes. When combining
    these three target crashes into one target crash, the DRL effects were also not statistically significant. When examined
    separately for passenger cars and light trucks/vans (LTVs), DRLs in LTVs significantly reduced LTVs’ involvements in the
    target two-vehicle crashes by 5.7 percent. However, the remaining DRL effects on these three target crashes were not
    statistically significant. Although not statistically significant, DRLs might have unintended consequences for pedestrians and
    motorcyclists. Particularly, the estimated negative effects for LTVs were relatively large and cannot be completely ignored."
     
  3. KTdid

    KTdid Well-Known Member

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    Maybe this thread should address turn signals instead :whistle:
     
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  4. stevensrmiller

    stevensrmiller Stevens Miller

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    Interesting stuff about the DRLs. Doesn't say anything about headlights, though. I leave mine on all the time for the simple reason that it saves me from ever forgetting to turn them on soon enough when the sun is low or has recently set. It's also just a way to continue the practice all motorcyclists follow. We care about safety a lot.
     
  5. jsteye

    jsteye Member

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    I think the opening poster is indicative of the general "entitled" thinking of a lot of people in this area. "I cannot see you so it's your problem, not mine" attitude. Try wearing some FREAKING sunglasses if you cannot see certain cars. Not sure how that is my fault??
     
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  6. Kevin S

    Kevin S Member

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    Perfectly put jsteye!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     

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