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Discussion Starter · #1 ·
In the late 50's or early 60's Greyhound ran their coach's with
headlights on. There was a significant ( to them ) reduction in their
accident rate. At that time only motorcycles had lights on in daylight.

There were so few vehicles using DRLs that it caught everyone's
attention. Today with so many vehicles with DLRs on, the impact has
probably lessened considerately.

It's similar to," If every one is special, no one is special ". The
impact is not the same.


Ron
 
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Discussion Starter · #2 ·
"ronbon" <[email protected]com> wrote in message
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> In the late 50's or early 60's Greyhound ran their coach's with
> headlights on. There was a significant ( to them ) reduction in their
> accident rate. At that time only motorcycles had lights on in daylight.
>
> There were so few vehicles using DRLs that it caught everyone's
> attention. Today with so many vehicles with DLRs on, the impact has
> probably lessened considerately.
>
> It's similar to," If every one is special, no one is special ". The
> impact is not the same.
>
>
> Ron


Bullshit. FACT: A vehicle with DRL's on..or even better--HEADLIGHTS is
visible to oncoming traffic for a far longer distance.



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Discussion Starter · #3 ·
ronbon wrote:
> In the late 50's or early 60's Greyhound ran their coach's with
> headlights on. There was a significant ( to them ) reduction in their
> accident rate. At that time only motorcycles had lights on in daylight.
>
> There were so few vehicles using DRLs that it caught everyone's
> attention. Today with so many vehicles with DLRs on, the impact has
> probably lessened considerately.
>
> It's similar to," If every one is special, no one is special ". The
> impact is not the same.
>
>
> Ron

IT is very true that daylight running lights, (DRL's) increase the
visibility of oncoming cars to all of the traffic. At least to that
portion of traffic that is paying attention, because we all know about
the cell phones, lipstick, newspapers, maps and other items that take
drivers attention away from driving. The bottom line is, that driving
is the MOST DANGEROUS THING YOU WILL EVER DO IN YOIUR LIFE, INCLUDING
COMBAT IN IRAC!

Anything that will increase a driver's awareness of oncoming cars is a
winner as far as traffic awareness is concerned! This will not cover
that portion of drivers that are 509 CVC...which is defined in
California as "Driving with your head up your ass." There is no cure,
and no diagnosis for this dangerous disease!
Vett62
 
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Discussion Starter · #4 ·
"Chuck" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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>
> ronbon wrote:
>> In the late 50's or early 60's Greyhound ran their coach's with
>> headlights on. There was a significant ( to them ) reduction in their
>> accident rate. At that time only motorcycles had lights on in daylight.
>>
>> There were so few vehicles using DRLs that it caught everyone's
>> attention. Today with so many vehicles with DLRs on, the impact has
>> probably lessened considerately.
>>
>> It's similar to," If every one is special, no one is special ". The
>> impact is not the same.
>>
>>
>> Ron

> IT is very true that daylight running lights, (DRL's) increase the
> visibility of oncoming cars to all of the traffic. At least to that
> portion of traffic that is paying attention, because we all know about
> the cell phones, lipstick, newspapers, maps and other items that take
> drivers attention away from driving. The bottom line is, that driving
> is the MOST DANGEROUS THING YOU WILL EVER DO IN YOIUR LIFE, INCLUDING
> COMBAT IN IRAC!
>
> Anything that will increase a driver's awareness of oncoming cars is a
> winner as far as traffic awareness is concerned! This will not cover
> that portion of drivers that are 509 CVC...which is defined in
> California as "Driving with your head up your ass." There is no cure,
> and no diagnosis for this dangerous disease!
> Vett62
>


Agreed. However for THOSE paying the least bit of attention to their
driving, rather than trying to rub one off by moving their thighs together,
having those DRL's or headlights on just might make YOUR vehicle visible to
theOTHER driver. In other words, I don't give a flying FUCK if some idiots
here have the eyes of fucking eagles, it matters little how well THEY can
see, if the oncoming vehicle's driver CANNOT see YOU.
 
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Discussion Starter · #5 ·
In article <[email protected]>
[email protected] "Chuck" writes:

> [...] The bottom line is, that driving is the MOST DANGEROUS
> THING YOU WILL EVER DO IN YOIUR LIFE, INCLUDING COMBAT IN IRAC!


"TIME" magazine reported, decades ago (1960s, AFAIR), that the
French armed forces (possibly the paratroops; but my memory is
hazy on that) at one time used recruitment posters whose basic
persuasion line was, "It is more dangerous to cross the street
than to <do what we do>." Some wag graffitied on one of these
posters, "I would join up at once, were the recruitment office
not on the other side of this street!"
--
Andrew Stephenson
 
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Discussion Starter · #6 ·
"ronbon" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]
> In the late 50's or early 60's Greyhound ran their coach's with
> headlights on. There was a significant ( to them ) reduction in their
> accident rate. At that time only motorcycles had lights on in daylight.
>
> There were so few vehicles using DRLs that it caught everyone's
> attention. Today with so many vehicles with DLRs on, the impact has
> probably lessened considerately.
>
> It's similar to," If every one is special, no one is special ". The
> impact is not the same.
>
>
> Ron
>


LOL, that's funny.
 
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