Driving in heavy rain/fog. With flashers, or without? The Poll

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Do you use your emergency flashers in heavy rain while driving?

Poll closed May 24, 2018.
  1. Why no, no I don't.

    67 vote(s)
    77.9%
  2. Yes I do.

    14 vote(s)
    16.3%
  3. Not only do I drive with my flashers on in heavy rain or fog, I do it from the left lane.

    5 vote(s)
    5.8%
  1. fieldgrade

    fieldgrade Well seasoned member Benefactor Charter Life Member

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    Catfish RIP 1791-2018 Charter Member Supporting Member

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    That's what they are for - extra visibility in hazardous conditions.
     
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    two77 Greetings from L A Charter Member Supporting Member

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    How about a fourth option: If it's that bad, I stay off the freakin' road.
     
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    fieldgrade Well seasoned member Benefactor Charter Life Member

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    Not from around here, eh?
     
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    two77 Greetings from L A Charter Member Supporting Member

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    fieldgrade Well seasoned member Benefactor Charter Life Member

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    It's clear this thread has the potential to revive FNFC.
     
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    Chuckman Senior Member Sponsor

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    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.
     
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    Cowboy Glances can deceive

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    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.
     
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    backwoodsshooter Wut do FC???! Charter Member Supporting Member

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    Where is the option for blaring horn while driving?
     
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    fieldgrade Well seasoned member Benefactor Charter Life Member

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    You get bonus points for the raffing out roud.
     
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    backwoodsshooter Wut do FC???! Charter Member Supporting Member

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    Wut about the angry fist shake while hanging out the window

     
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    Double the points for using an air / train horn.
     
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    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.
     
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    Chuckman Senior Member Sponsor

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    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.
     
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    Hmm 60 mph with 50 feet of visibility would probably be driving too fast for conditions.
     
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    WHO'S THE OTHER POSER WHO VOTED FOR THE LEFT LANE OPTION?
     
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    Ferrisfan Got here as soon as I could Supporting Member

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    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.
     
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    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.....
     
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    No Bacon = No vote

    Poll fail.
     
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    Hell I don't even turn my lights on.....I like to be as stealthy as possible
     
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    If I was charged in a rear-end MVC. Otherwise, it's my discretion. If you are a hazard, employ the hazard lights.
     
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    I do and wish everyone else would
     
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    Been done. Cannonball Run.

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    Much better then the Fast and Furious crap
     
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    No, because I can afford windshield wipers and good tires....
     
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    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.
     
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    While not illegal in NC, it is illegal to drive with your hazard lights on in some states.
     
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    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.
     
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    Clearly, NJ Legislators have been asleep at the wheel! This is the last thing they haven't regulated.

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    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.
     
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    I don't.

    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.
     
  38. fieldgrade

    fieldgrade Well seasoned member Benefactor Charter Life Member

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    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.
     
  39. Plott Hound

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    Or at least put your phone down instead of posting on facebook that it's raining so hard you have your hazards on.
     
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    That's only because NO ONE in NJ ever exercises that "privilege".
     
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