Things you wish the other driver could hear, v3.0


#521

But what are they for?


#522

I’d guess they are so someone behind you can see you better than they could without them. I don’t particularly see the point for a country where fog is as rare as @Ook has indicated. Possible cross-post with “Politics Is Stupid”? :man_shrugging:


#523

Some cars imported to Australia had/have rear fog lights.

Over the years I’ve heard owners equipped with these insist that it makes their car more visible, but it actually has the opposite effect.

In my state it’s illegal to use them unless it is actually foggy (as are front fog lights), and you will get pinged for it if you leave them on when they’re not needed.


#524

I leave my (front) fog lights on all the time. Or rather, they automatically come on with the headlights at dusk. I usually leave the headlights on auto. But they only illuminate the road for about 30-40 feet in front of the truck, about where the headlights start; I have’t modified them to shine upwards, like some jackasses do.


#525

We used to live on Otis Airforce Base on Cape Cod, and there was a bridge that crossed the canal that cut the corner of the cape. A friend of my dad’s was always getting blinded by headlights coming over the crest of the bridge, so he wired in a landing stip spotlight to his truck. Next time someone blinded him he flipped the switch and blew the entire electronic system in his truck… and since it was a divided bridge he got to sit there for a while while the the cop he had flashed with the gabillion lumen light turned his flashers on and went to the end of the bridge and came back to ticket him.

That being said, I find that it’s more often BMWs or Audis with horrific blue lights pointed at my face than yahoos with light bars.


#526

I shouldn’t laugh at someone else’s expense.
I shouldn’t laugh at someone else’s expense.
I shouldn’t laugh at someone else’s expense.

:rofl::rofl:


#527

It was 40 years ago, you can laugh now.


#528

I have heard about (and sometimes wished for) an aircraft landing light mounted flush in my rear bumper.

Momentary switch under the dash… tailgate ME will ya?


#529

“Switching to guns.”


#530

If you can source a 24V power supply for it… These buggers are quite bright!


#531

#532

I don’t get the big deal - why accelerate and bump the biker at all?

But some people get pissed when you overtake them…


#533

I just got my new headlights yesterday and will be installing them this weekend. I’ll be sure to point them up. (Actually I usually go to great pains to make sure they don’t blind oncoming traffic.)

Growing up, my dad rigged essentially a train horn to one of our Suburban’s. We had a pressurized tank that we would fill that was good for about 3 hits before it ran out of air. It was great getting behind some rotten driver and blasting it.


#534

This thing actually caused a bit of a national outcry from the motorcycling community. Things are getting tough for them, especially now there’s more lorries and more cars on the road as the rail and bus networks collapse into the Bog Of Eternal Stench following yet more budget cuts.

Middle aged man? Check
Sporty car? Check

Of course he was going to speed up. He’d probably have an Audi if his credit were better.


#535

AUDI = Accelerate Under Demonic Influence


#536

What grates my carrot is when you overtake somebody. A while later said person is now behind you and want to overtake, and you move over to allow that person to pass.

As soon as they passes you, they move in front of you and slow down.

I just overtake and put my foot down (within the legal limit) to get away from such people as these. Otherwise I just slow down so they get far and away from me.

Gah.


#537

Because they can’t bear the thought of someone being in front of them. A pox on them and all their families for 3 generations.


#538

“If you ain’t passin’, you ain’t winnin’!”

I don’t know if that’s a quote from anything, but I say it all the time like it is.


#539

In the same vein…


#541

And, of course…