Date: Thu, 31 Aug 2006 22:12:10 GMT From: Johannes <joh-stop-spam-snospamop-spam-izefitter.com> Subject: Re: Daytime running lights...what's the deal?
Doug Schwarz wrote: > > In article <1157058751.343312.55620nospam2000cwm.googlegroups.com>, > "Jon R. Pickens" <jonrpicknospaml.com> wrote: > > > What a useless...um..."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, it's usually seen as aggressive. Flashing is sometimes used for prompting someone out from a junction, but again this is not official and hence dangerous to rely on.