- Feb 22, 2008
Talking about hi-beams I encountered a pick-up truck that had mounted on it a led light bar. It was still daylight and painful to look even for a short amount of time. At night it must be blinding.
I'm pretty sure the rules of the road are the same down there as they are in my state. For example: if two cars arrive at an intersection at the same time and 1 car is to the right of the other the car to the right has the right of way. A perfect real life example I witnessed years ago. While stopped at a 4 way stop intersection with a car in front and 1 to my left, both cars proceeded to enter the intersection, the car to my left t-boned the other. Now a few days later the lawyer for the party that t-bone the other called me to ask if I would be a witness, I said to him this, your client was to the left and did not have the right of way. The lawyer promptly hung up. So even though it makes common sense, in a court of law it would not in the event of an accident.
What's a carriageway? Are horse drawn conveyances still used in merry ol' England on hiways? Why would you need such a lane, horses walk rather slow?
Nice triple post Steve...!
I get alot of people flash their brights at me in dusk or low light, but not usually at night. Since I have a jeep with the round headlights. I guess they are a tiny bit brighter than average headlights. Except those goddamned blue lights, those are silly bright. Always love flashing my brights back at them when I was just using my normal lights though. heheh :eg: And I never use my fog lights, since one is burned out and I havn't bothered replacing it, as it is not a necessity.
I too cant stand people who merge in front of me with no signal, or way too close. I use my horn A LOT. Or when I have thr right of way at a turn or roundabout and someone shoots in front of me. I speed up towards them horn blowing.
I imagine the blue lights you're talking about are HID lamps - they're usually fine, it's just that people install those lamps into regular halogen lamp housings which don't project the beam the way HID projector housings do. With the correct housings they're actually much better than regular halogen lamps.
Have my fog lights on most of the time when it's dark out, they're nice and low and do a good job of illuminating all of the holes in bumps on the roads here, my headlamps aren't so good for that.