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Driving with Brights on

Discussion in 'General Chat Forum' started by decalr, Sep 19, 2015.

  1. decalr

    decalr Member

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    I believe that most drivers are sensitive to driving with their brights on when approaching another vehicle. As someone who often walks when it is dark out, I am asking that drivers use bright lights only when safety is an issue because it makes it very difficult to see when the apporaching car us brights.
     
  2. jdhauer

    jdhauer Active Member

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    It is very difficult to see walkers and joggers (particularly those in the middle of the road) when they are dressed in black and it is dark outside. I will continue to use my brights in order to avoid hitting them.
     
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  3. T8erman

    T8erman Well-Known Member

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    What is more important, your difficulty seeing or the driver of an approaching car having difficulty seeing YOU? ;)
     
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  4. kevinq

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    I have noticed that many adult walkers, runners, and bikers do not fully obey the traffic signals and Claiborne Parkway (the kids mostly do obey the traffic signals along Claiborne, but not so much on the side roads). Therefore, I too use extra caution when driving in the dark.
     
  5. KTdid

    KTdid Well-Known Member

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    You're supposed to dim your lights for oncoming traffic so as not to blind them.
     
  6. T8erman

    T8erman Well-Known Member

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    You consider joggers oncoming traffic? If so, shouldn't they have THEIR lights on in the dark?
     
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  7. flynnibus

    flynnibus Well-Known Member Forum Staff

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    Ok, but I don't have to worry about oncoming traffic being in my lane... Or crossing the intersection... And cars are much easier to see.

    Your comment here is kind of pointless. The complaint isn't people never dimming their lights... It's runners/etc expecting cars to dim their lights for THEM...

    I'm with T8er... Seeing is better than the alternative.
     
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  8. KTdid

    KTdid Well-Known Member

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    Your remarks are groundless. Take it in full context. Folks are driving with their high beams despite on-coming traffic. I don't see joggers running in the middle of the road either. If you want to get on the bandwagon say something constructive.
     
  9. kevinq

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    The post is about drivers not dimming their lights for people walking, which can be extended to joggers. No one is saying that cars are not dimming their lights for other cars. Seems to me that people are on the right (band)wagon.
     
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  10. Chsalas

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    People can't manage 4 way stops around here, you think they can comprehend when and when not to use brights.
     
  11. VoiceGuy07

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    Not entirely related but have had to swerve to miss joggers and walkers in the street at dawn and dusk hours moving against traffic. If you want to play chicken…stupid chicken, then leave the final farewell letter to your family every time you leave the house. I'm not trying be a jerk but some of you folks are going to end up with a bench named after you.
     
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  12. flynnibus

    flynnibus Well-Known Member Forum Staff

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    The best I had recently was the biker riding against traffic on waxpool near the community center... After dark.... In the road... AGAINST traffic... With no light. I only saw them almost immediately before I was on top of them. Scared the crap out of me.

    We have paths and sidewalks... Stop walking in the streets.
     
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  13. jdhauer

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    You are fortunate if you are not seeing joggers in the middle of the street. Hang out on Broadlands Boulevard in the early morning hours and there are multiple runners out there in the middle - not on the side - in the middle next to the median. It's not safe and especially not safe when they are wearing all black without any reflective material or lights.
     
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