You should be looking at the road. I virtually never check my instrument panel. It's a car not a bloody aircraft.
You'd think so, but about 50% of cars with DRL have them as bright or brighter than dipped beam, hence it IS enough to see by.
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So you have no idea what speed you are driving, how much fuel you
have, or if your car is overheating etc???
By your questions and observations I'm not really convinced you are
old enough or mature enough to drive.
We have a number of roads where 45 was considered sensible for years.
Then one day the county put up shiny new 35 mph signs. Can you make the
distinction between 35 and 40? If not, the county deputies are standing
by to help you.
I suppose you don't scan your mirrors either?
Sensible and legal are not the same thing. Prior to 1999, the daytime
speed limit outside of town was 'reasonable and proper'. That tended to
be around 100 on a lot of roads. Then the maximum was dropped to 75. Was
that more sensible? Last year it was increased to 80. Sensible now?
Judging by his earlier post re the condition of what he calls a car
he drives on the roads of the UK, I doubt he even HAS functional
I honestly wonder if he even has a legitimate driver's licence.
Been there, done that, and had a hard time explaining to the cop that
headlights with no tail lights did not mean the tail lights were
defective. That I had to explain how it worked speaks to the relatively
few vehicles with DRL's here.
No, the stupidity of the car manufacturer. If the front lights are going to be on all the time, then so should the back ones, that's how Volvos always worked.
Anyway, not putting on your taillights is just as bad if not a worse offence than having defective ones, as you could say you didn't realise they were defective.
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My father had one decades ago, before DRL was anywhere but Sweden.
That's what I bloody said you moron. You said above that the law enforcement officers were being ignorant, which is irrelevant. Forgetting to put your lights on is as serious as having faulty ones. The net result is the same, no lights. And in fact it should be MORE serious, and in the UK it is. If I forget to wear a seatbelt, or forget to stay under the speed limit, I get a fine. If I have a bald tyre or a faulty bulb because I haven't checked it recently, I have to get it fixed within 2 weeks, but no fine.
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I never said the police officer was BEING ignorant - I said he WAS
ignorant of how DRLs work. VERY different
Here in North America - either Canada or the USA, you also get a fine
if you forget to put your lights on and get stopped. (or drive without
seat belts) But here you can also be charged with operating an unsafe
vehicle for driving on a bald tire or with defective lighting
equipment. The officer MAY give you a "grace period" if it is not a
commercial vehicle, but he doesn't have to. You are usually charged on
the spot - with the priveledge of explaining in court why you should
not be found guilty and why you should not be fined.
Those are the same thing. He doesn't know how DRLs work, so he is ignorant of that particular piece of knowledge.
Ouch, glad I don't live there. Here in the UK I was stopped for going 95mph in a 70mph limit, driving with half my exhaust missing, one bald tyre, one soft tyre, one tyre with a split in the side, and a non-functional handbrake. I got a "pink slip" to get the defects fixed in 2 weeks then stamped by a mechanic, and they forgot the speeding offence.
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