Date: 1 Sep 2006 06:14:08 -0700 From: "Jon R. Pickens" <jonrpicknospaml.com> Subject: Re: Daytime running lights...what's the deal?
Ha! That reminds of something that happened to a friend of mine... He was working at the time with the local police and was riding along in an unmarked car one night, doing about 80mph down the interstate. In the rear view mirror, they saw a tall, 4x4 Toyota pickup *quickly* gaining on them. They estimated his speed to be well in excess of 100mph. Right at the moment when the truck began to pass them, they blipped on the blue lights for 2 seconds. The driver of the truck slammed his brakes so hard, that my friend thought the truck was going to do a forward-flip. By the way, just touching the brake pedal in my truck will engage the brake lights without actually braking. It simultaneously unlocks the torque converter in the tranny, raising the RPMs slightly. Someone got up on my bumper one night, and I touched the pedal to "brake". They backed off, and at the same time I floored it. When they caught up, they made sure to wait their turn to pass in the other lane ;-) ~jp Richard Sutherland-Smith wrote: > Just turn your side lights on as you accelerate away, and watch them > stand on their nose thinking it's the brakes going on! > > -- > Richard Sutherland-Smith > 19 Webb Road, Wanganui 4500 > New Zealand