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    Angry muppet drivers

    Yesterday me and tumble had a couple of drives to Liverpool (i moved home yesterday for my final year, so we had a couple of trips to make) from my house in Burscough, Lancashire - bout 30 mins in the car. it was lashing with rain, and i mean pouring down - really dark and gloomy. So of course Lynni puts her lights on, lets everyone else know she is on the road

    Does anyone else? Do they f*** i must have been one of the only drivers on the road for about 5-10 mins at one stage on my side who had her lights on..... ive never been so scared or so annoyed in my life. Nearly cost us a couple of grands worth of car as well (mine that is), i was moving lanes... signal and mirrored then went to move, this car appeared out of nowhere didnt have his lights on and as a result i didnt see him.... didnt help that the car was silver and against the visability wasnt easy to spot

    Why dont people use their headlights when they need to? It was that bad, even braking was a problem.... didnt even touch 60 the whole journey



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    In America they have a law that you must put your lights on when its raining.... now the americans are pretty stupid for somethings but this law is bloody brilliant......

    with this in mind I always put my sidelights on as soon as it starts to rain.



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    Although I always put my lights on - i never really seem to have a problem seeing other people tbh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by XTR
    In America they have a law that you must put your lights on when its raining.... now the americans are pretty stupid for somethings but this law is bloody brilliant......

    with this in mind I always put my sidelights on as soon as it starts to rain.

    Sidelights, imo aren't worth putting on.. either stick yer lights on or not at all... if it's bad like it was Saturday... they won't make a scrap of difference.. especially with modern headlights, where the side lights only light up a tiny feeble corner of the light cluster - may as well not have em on in the first place for all the good they do... but good on ya for tryin

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    In America they have a law that you must put your lights on when its raining....
    in sardinia (not sure about italy too) it seems you have to have your lights on when driving FULLSTOP!. confused us seeing as it was nice and sunny the whole time we are there, but i suppose if the lights are on in the sunlight, they'll be on when its dark/foggy/etc too

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    Agreed, talk about stoopid!

    The only thing worse than this is when peeps do put their lights on but then stick their fog lights on as well!


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    Highway code says if you use your wipers (not intermittent) that you should at least put on your sidelights on too.

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    Yup, if I think it would be better if the other cars has their lights on to make things easier, I stick mine on to help others.

    Good for you though Lynni.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lowe
    Highway code says if you use your wipers (not intermittent) that you should at least put on your sidelights on too.
    Now, i'm suprised that isn't something car manufacturers don't do automatically, infact its such an easy modification, I would be tempted to do it to mine, except I never go out in my car when its raining

    the thing that really gets me is indicating at roundabouts, does anyone other than me do this anymore?

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    All volvos have side lights (maybe even headlights in some cases) on at all times. And i do think even sidelights help.

    Which can be a pain at night actually because the dash lights up, you can still see ahead because of street lighting and so you think the headlights are on - doh. I did on a couple occasions only remember about the lights in the middle of my journey. Although i would've been visible anyway.

    I switch my headlights on when going through some hilly lanes surrounded by trees - its dark there and i think it gives you a much better chance of spotting an incoming car on a narrow road.

    So lets all put the lights on in difficult conditions.
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    My driving instructor told me this years ago...... if you look at car with their lights off... and then see another car with their lights on......... which one is more clearly visable....

    often enough its the car with the lights on..... so its time to turn ya lights on!!!



    .........Tumble... obviously if I was driving along and visability was very low then headlights would be used instead of sidelights...



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    When its pouring down like that the sidelights go on and the spots, don't bother with full lights as people confuse them for full beams thanks to renaults clever idea to use bulbs so bright they can strip the skin of a person at 300 yards.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grey M@a
    When its pouring down like that the sidelights go on and the spots, don't bother with full lights as people confuse them for full beams thanks to renaults clever idea to use bulbs so bright they can strip the skin of a person at 300 yards.
    he uses FOGS!!!

    lets get him lads!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



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    I drive with my lights on all the time; if you have an accident with someone and you have your lights on, I'd say it's going to stand in your favour.

    And it looks cool

    It's surprising how many more people get out the way on the motorway if you have your lights on!
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    Quote Originally Posted by XTR
    he uses FOGS!!!

    lets get him lads!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Ditto, but my fogs are in my main light clusters so you can't tell, they just look like bright headlights
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    I have to say that most people do leave it too late to put their lights on, but surely as automatic lights become more common place this will solve the issue (unless of course they dont make them sensative enough).

    PS: Lynni, i know the roads u took (im in skem, and im always in ormskirk). People in ormskirk simply cant drive, its just the rule. Non of them can judge an island or have a clue how to use lanes, lights are the least of their faults.
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