Date: Thu, 31 Jan 2002 15:26:20 -0500
From: "Daryl M. Krzewinski" <nobodynopsamnetics.com>
Subject: Re: How to turn off headlights?


The reasons are many, from some listed in this thread to the fact that I don't like blinding my family in the living room while pulling in and out of my driveway, I turn my lights off as a courtesy while going through drive in movie theatres or when turning around in somebody's driveway at night so I don't blind them because I am lost in a strange area (I drive a LOT in my work). I also have some NHTSA stats from a year or two back indicating a small, but statistically significant increase in the number of accidents DRL-equipped vehicles are in. You can argue that all you wish (been there, done that, and), but unless there is an obvious and scientifically-measurable benefit from DRL I too am enough of a control freak that the downsides outweigh the upsides too heavily. You politely asked, I answered. Since this is not relevant to my original question I won't engage in another argument about DRL. Been there, done that, and still find the "for" arguments completely un-persuasive (yes, I am a professional engineer, so statistics and scientific measurement of part are my life). Daryl <davehinznopsamcop.net> wrote in message news:3c599892$0$35576$272ea4a1nopsam.execpc.com... > Daryl M. Krzewinski <nobodynopsamnetics.com> pressed random keys until the following was produced: > > Out of curiosity, ahs anyone tried asking the dealer to do the disabling > > before taking delivery of a new vehicle? I am contemplating a 2002 9-5 Aero > > and will not accept DRL for more than a few minutes on any car I drive. > > If I may ask, why not? > > Dave Hinz >

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