Date: 1 Sep 2006 15:29:21 GMT
From: Dave Hinz <>
Subject: Re: Daytime running lights...what's the deal?

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. >> If I see someone coming up faster than me, I'll usually move >> over. But if someone comes up and flashes...well they can just wait >> for a break in traffic in the next lane, and go around that way. > 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". > Why are you so miffed by someone flashing their lights? It is a polite > way to request that you to allow them to pass. I certainly prefer that > to the ones that run up your tail. Or would you prefer they used their > horn? Yup. See previous. >> Sounds like the folks in the UK still have road manners...something >> people here in the US, particularly my town, lost a long time ago. > People with good road manners would just pull aside and allow faster > cars to pass no matter what signaling methods they use. 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? > By the way, before you accuse me of being a "rude" driver, I very seldom > flash drivers to pass. I'm just not in that much of a rush... 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.

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