Date: Fri, 1 Sep 2006 18:28:30 +0100
From: "DervMan" <>
Subject: Re: Daytime running lights...what's the deal?

"Johannes" <> wrote in message > > > Doug Schwarz wrote: >> >> In article <>, >> "Jon R. Pickens" <> wrote: >> >> > What a"feature". >> > >> > But many thanks are in order. At least I understand the way that works >> > now. The switch has been moved from DRL to ON and will stay that way. >> > >> > I do think it's strange that the high-beams are unable to be >> > permanently turned on, yet the switch will still allow them to work as >> > long as it's pulled back and held in position. So technically you >> > could "blind" someone during the day... It would make much more sense >> > if the DLR mode of the switch bypassed the high-beam circuit >> > altogether. >> >> The purpose of that is so you can flash someone in front of you -- >> usually as a gentle reminder that you'd like to pass. Here in the US >> I'm not sure everyone knows what it means, but I have used it >> occasionally. > > But flashing the headlights at a car in front is not part of the UK > Highway Code, Well it is if you're warning them of your presence... > it's usually seen as aggressive. Yes. > Flashing is sometimes > used for prompting someone out from a junction, but again this is not > official and hence dangerous to rely on. Correct. In Europe it means "see me? see me? stay where you are!" :) -- The DervMan

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