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Old 04-21-2017, 02:51 AM   #61
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I had an extra set of headlights installed on my car, they come on when I start the car and they go off when the ignition is turned off. This keeps me from having to jumpstart my car because i forgot to turn off my headlights..

In the middle of the day, in perfect weather, an ambulance is seen at twice the distance if they have their headlights on. That is not a small vehicle, you would expect an ambulance to sick out. Thirty odd years ago I was almost the only car on the street with their headlights on. Today the great majority of people all over the State drive with their headlights on.

Thanks for bringing this up.
When I lived in North Dakota, I noticed that all cars with Canadian plates always had their head lights on. I started to leave my headlights on when I drive. They turn off when I turn my car off, so no dead battery.


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Old 04-21-2017, 02:59 AM   #62
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I think most new cars come with daytime running lights now. My daughters 2000 piece of junk vw and my sisters new car both have them.
I had a conversation with someone about car lights once. I became aware that people have different names for lights on your car and how and when they are to be used.

What are running lights? When I turn on my head lights, are those considered running lights? I

Ever see a car with their lights partly on, but not the head lights? Some people call those parking lights, and then, they would be used when you are parking, but maybe waiting for someone? Some people drive with only their parking lights on. I was told that you are not supposed to drive with just those lights on.

Do I have the names correct?


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Old 04-21-2017, 03:31 AM   #63
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I had a conversation with someone about car lights once. I became aware that people have different names for lights on your car and how and when they are to be used.

What are running lights? When I turn on my head lights, are those considered running lights? I

Ever see a car with their lights partly on, but not the head lights? Some people call those parking lights, and then, they would be used when you are parking, but maybe waiting for someone? Some people drive with only their parking lights on. I was told that you are not supposed to drive with just those lights on.

Do I have the names correct?
I've always considered running lights to be the lights on your car that let OTHER people see YOU. These include dim brakelights as well as dim "always on" turn signals on the front. Headlights are the bright lights that let ME see OTHERS.

Running lights let me know that a car is turned on (i.e., it is running). In a parking lot or curbside parking, running lights indicate they're stationary. Headlights indicate the driver's intention to move. Again, these are my interpretations or, more likely, my fantasy of an ideal world...your reality may vary.
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Old 04-21-2017, 05:04 AM   #64
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I've always considered running lights to be the lights on your car that let OTHER people see YOU. These include dim brakelights as well as dim "always on" turn signals on the front. Headlights are the bright lights that let ME see OTHERS.

Running lights let me know that a car is turned on (i.e., it is running). In a parking lot or curbside parking, running lights indicate they're stationary. Headlights indicate the driver's intention to move. Again, these are my interpretations or, more likely, my fantasy of an ideal world...your reality may vary.
These terms mean different things to different people......be safe, if visibility is fading away (rain, overcast, dusk, whatever), turn ALL of 'em on! Well, except in fog....then use your fog lights (if you have them) or "dim" the headlights. The thing is, make sure OTHERS can see YOU. I don't worry too much about MY driving....it's the OTHER drivers that scare the hell out of me!!
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Old 04-21-2017, 05:16 AM   #65
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These terms mean different things to different people......be safe, if visibility is fading away (rain, overcast, dusk, whatever), turn ALL of 'em on! Well, except in fog....then use your fog lights (if you have them) or "dim" the headlights. The thing is, make sure OTHERS can see YOU. I don't worry too much about MY driving....it's the OTHER drivers that scare the hell out of me!!
When I travel, I understood the saying "smoke if you got em". I can't tell you how many idiot lives it has saved on the road. I stop, visit the bathroom (old guy remember) light up, count off a few number to continue to calm down and not go run the idiots off the road. Puff, Puff, okay move on down the road. Another life saved.
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I've always considered running lights to be the lights on your car that let OTHER people see YOU. These include dim brakelights as well as dim "always on" turn signals on the front. Headlights are the bright lights that let ME see OTHERS.

Running lights let me know that a car is turned on (i.e., it is running). In a parking lot or curbside parking, running lights indicate they're stationary. Headlights indicate the driver's intention to move. Again, these are my interpretations or, more likely, my fantasy of an ideal world...your reality may vary.

Don't drive down here near the border. Lights seem to be optional on some cars. Blinkers and brake lights must cost extra.
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Don't drive down here near the border. Lights seem to be optional on some cars. Blinkers and brake lights must cost extra.
When I lived in Oregon, the problem was just the opposite. They love to drive with the high beams blinding everybody. I had a 280Z and high beam go directly in to the driver face. You have no idea of how many smoke breaks I had to take on a daily basis. Managed to leave Oregon without shooting anybody but lost half of my lung capacity. Oh well, better that sharing a cell with BuBBA.
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In Canada by law we need daytime running lights DRL. since 1989.
https://www.google.ca/search?site=&source=hp&ei=Ayb5WJ6kA-ysjwTs7YagBQ&q=canadian+daytime+running+light+requ irements&oq=&gs_l=mobile-gws-hp.1.0.41l3.0.0.0.4426976.1.1.0.1.1.0.515.515.5-1.1.0....0...1c..64.mobile-gws-hp..0.1.60.3.pp7ChrO_Zok


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Nothing like jumping in six pages into the thread!!!!
Looks like a Hercules. (Or maybe its baby brother....)
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Could be I didn't get a good look at them. By the time I figured out were they were and got cell phone out to take pic they were pretty much gone also didn't help I was on narrow twisty road with my truck.


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