Date: 1 Sep 2006 23:10:10 GMT
From: Dave Hinz <>
Subject: Re: Daytime running lights...what's the deal?

On 1 Sep 2006 13:29:35 -0700, Jon R. Pickens <> wrote: > Replies inline... > > Dave Hinz wrote: >> On Fri, 01 Sep 2006 11:24:15 -0400, Fred W <Malt_Houndnospamm-me-not*> wrote: >> > Jon R. Pickens wrote: >> >> I have been "flashed" a few times... Usually by someone who feels that >> >> my travelling 10mph over the posted speed limit isn't quite fast >> >> enough. >> > >> > I don't get you. It's OK for you to go 10mph over the speed limit but >> > someone that wants to go 15mph over is a fool? >> >> Sure Fred, it's called selectivivity. Anyone else doing it is a fool >> but it's OK when he does it. > > Who said they were going 5mph more than me?? Certainly not me. Stop > assuming. Fred made the numeric deduction. I just identified the phenomenon. > > I didn't say they were a fool for speeding... I'm as guilty as anyone > of doing it. The problem I have is with the rudeness of flashing > lights in my face from behind--ALWAYS accompanied by extreme > tailgating. Then get the hell out of the way. Or don't be in the way in the first place. Had you been paying better attention to your surroundings it wouldn't have got to that. >> > Passing on the right is illegal in some jurisdictions, and bad manners >> > in all others. So because someone wants to pass you and they signal >> > their intent by flashing their headlights, you would then intentionally >> > block their way, thereby forcing them to make a (possibly illegal) less >> > preferable right-side pass. >> >> I think the technical term here is "asshole". > > See above... I'm not the asshole... I'm just becoming slightly > asshole-ish in response to the real assholes. ;-) "he started it". Gotcha. (snip more of the same) >> Yeah, it's pretty funny that after his litany of bad road manners, he >> laments the loss of good road manners here, isn't it? > > Well, like I said above, the only time I get rude is in response to > someone else. I don't initiate it. >> I do from time to time, but only when I'm driving an emergency vehicle. >> Then there's plenty of flashing and audio going on, and sometimes the >> idiots _still_ don't pull over. (shrug) that's what the Motorola is >> for. Tends to get expensive and maybe they learn from it. > Being behind the wheel of an emergency vehicle is a different situation > altogether. How so? Situational awareness. Know what the fark is going on around you. If you ignore the other guy, you're probably one of those ignoring the ambo or firetruck too. > Again, sorry if I didn't clarify properly before, but I'm not an > aggressive driver. I simply react to those drivers in a less than > friendly way. Hope this clears it up. Yeah, "but mooooom, he started it". I got that earlier already but thanks for confirming.

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