Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by fieldgrade, May 17, 2018.
That's what they are for - extra visibility in hazardous conditions.
How about a fourth option: If it's that bad, I stay off the freakin' road.
Not from around here, eh?
It's clear this thread has the potential to revive FNFC.
I do, in the right lane. But it's for visibility, not to warn that I am going slow. If rain or fog is so bad I have to go real slow, I just pull off.
It’s been a while
Only on the interstate when the cars in front of me have slowed to a crawl so the people behind me see. Even then only for a few seconds.
Where is the option for blaring horn while driving?
You get bonus points for the raffing out roud.
Wut about the angry fist shake while hanging out the window
Double the points for using an air / train horn.
In my opinion/experience, hazard lights are for a stopped vehicle on the side of the road, not low-vis conditions you want to operate your vehicle in.
I posted this in the other thread also. It appears that this is legal in some states, illegal in others, and legal "but only in certain circumstances" in yet others.
All in good fun,
I used to think that until we were coming home from the beach a couple years ago on US 70 near Kinston; I was cruising around 60 in heavy rain, and if it wasn't for the car in front of me with blinkers, I would have plowed right through him. He must have been doing 40, and visibility was about 50 feet.
I think now hazards are for hazards, moving or still.
Hmm 60 mph with 50 feet of visibility would probably be driving too fast for conditions.
WHO'S THE OTHER POSER WHO VOTED FOR THE LEFT LANE OPTION?
This also begs the question “why do we not have rear fog lamps (red) to aid visibility?” My Nissan has a punch out spot for one on the rear bumper, but they did not install the wiring harness for the US market.
Personally since flashers use the turn signal lights I won't use them under ANY circumstances. When I sell my truck one of the big selling points is that my turn signals are NIB, never used.....
No Bacon = No vote
Hell I don't even turn my lights on.....I like to be as stealthy as possible
If I was charged in a rear-end MVC. Otherwise, it's my discretion. If you are a hazard, employ the hazard lights.
I do and wish everyone else would
Been done. Cannonball Run.
Much better then the Fast and Furious crap
With, just to piss off Old Man Jerz
No, because I can afford windshield wipers and good tires....
I do if its really pouring down because everyone still tries to go ten over and I don't want to get hit because I slowed down a little.
While not illegal in NC, it is illegal to drive with your hazard lights on in some states.
Wouldn't be the same without the Chikn .
I never did participate much in FNFC, but always got a kick out of watching him do so.
I had the Chrysler version of that, the Laser.
First car, 1984 model
I’m of the opinion that if conditions are so bad that you feel the need to use your hazards, then you shouldn’t be driving and should pull over.
Clearly, NJ Legislators have been asleep at the wheel! This is the last thing they haven't regulated.
I voted no.
I am all for being visible as possible, and I will use my headlights no matter the time of day, but I'm not a big fan of flashers in most cases.
I've had someone hit their flashers in heavy rain, and my first thought was "I'm about to rearend a parked car on the shoulder." Not a good feeling. Pull over in a "safe space" of it's that bad.
When other drivers see flashing hazard lights, they may assume the vehicle is stationary, whip into the other lane to get around, without looking/checking mirrors and cause a collision.
I think the poll is, um, illuminating, to coin a phrase, for those of use who have seen fit to use hazards in downpours in the past. Point taken.
Or at least put your phone down instead of posting on facebook that it's raining so hard you have your hazards on.
That's only because NO ONE in NJ ever exercises that "privilege".
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