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Nightbar
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 25, 2015 7:40 am    Post subject: Brake Lights Reply with quote

On the way to work in the gloom this morning...

...why do people insist on sitting with their foot on the brakes lighting up all around them in a harsh red glow instead of using the handbrake?

My eyes hurt.

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 25, 2015 11:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Because it's easier...

Anyway, why should they care about you or anyone else?


Everyone else does it..


Comments made might not be my own opinions, but might be there to raise discussion..

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 25, 2015 12:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

absquatulation wrote:
Because it's easier...

Anyway, why should they care about you or anyone else?


Everyone else does it..


Comments made might not be my own opinions, but might be there to raise discussion..



No I do not

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 25, 2015 4:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mmgemini wrote:
absquatulation wrote:
Because it's easier...

Anyway, why should they care about you or anyone else?


Everyone else does it..


Comments made might not be my own opinions, but might be there to raise discussion..



No I do not


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 25, 2015 6:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is really annoying especially at night.....thats why i wear my extra heavy tint sunglasses whenever i have to do any night driving....cuts out the glare completely Laughing
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 25, 2015 7:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Give them a taste of their own medicine, stick your high beams/fogs/spots on when you pull up behind Twisted Evil
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 25, 2015 11:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry but your grumpy old git factor has just gone off the scale, I mean every other driver in the world annoys me in some way but I'm yet to be annoyed by people's brake lights.

I think you need to investigate a deeper medical problem where light is causing you issues lol

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 26, 2015 6:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Each to their own - for instance tailgating doesn't bother me...

...as long as the other car gets out of the way Cool

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 26, 2015 10:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

cynic-al wrote:
I think you need to investigate a deeper medical problem where light is causing you issues lol


Photophobia (no im not making it up) is apparently pretty common Confused probably not as common as grumpy git old git drivers though Laughing

Nightbar wrote:
tailgating doesn't bother me...


If you got that close while driving, that's why they don't care about the brake light glare Shocked Laughing Laughing

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 26, 2015 11:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mike328 wrote:
cynic-al wrote:
I think you need to investigate a deeper medical problem where light is causing you issues lol


Photophobia (no im not making it up) is apparently pretty common Confused probably not as common as grumpy git old git drivers though Laughing


quite a few of us in the theatre world used to suffer from this to some degree or another.

but then when you spend most days playing with 3500w light bulbs, somethings gotta give....

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 04, 2015 11:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Maybe they drive automatics?

Pain in the **** sitting changing into P all the time...and you'll all probably moan seeing the reverse light flicker on and off every time they move forward 10ft!

Canne win.....

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 04, 2015 2:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My D4 is automatic and the handbrake is electronic - no choice but to sit on the brake pedal.

Now, those cars where one front fog comes on with the indicator thus hiding it .... who the f**k thought that was a good idea. Yes, lets light up the corner that the driver can't ******* well see anyway ...

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 04, 2015 2:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

no.

im gonna win again.

those people who think because the dashboard is lit up, that they actually have their lights on. then when you flash them for 3 miles give you a mouthful at the lights because you blinded them.

for people, read women.


and the two policemen that at least had the decency to mumble an apology.

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 04, 2015 2:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Its not a competition, this is an equal opportunity rant Laughing
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 15, 2015 4:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Because they didn't learn to drive properly . Think cars are getting to advanced now days and making people lazy , parking sensors , automatic lights now cars park them selves . Learning in a car like that surely makes a driver inexperienced to drive an older car ? 🤔
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 16, 2015 10:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

one2killu wrote:
Because they didn't learn to drive properly . Think cars are getting to advanced now days and making people lazy , parking sensors , automatic lights now cars park them selves . Learning in a car like that surely makes a driver inexperienced to drive an older car ? 🤔


I think that makes them inexperienced to drive any car.

The beauty of a self parking car is that you can get out to watch it and if it does hit another car you can run off or claim someone else or nobody was driving.

Well maybe not, but it would be a good candid camera joke.

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 16, 2015 1:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

And on bikes its recommended to tap the rear brake pedal so that the brake lights flash so the blin gits in cars can see the bike!
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 16, 2015 3:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

jojo wrote:
The beauty of a self parking car is that you can get out to watch it and if it does hit another car you can run off or claim someone else or nobody was driving.


Bets on how long it takes for a court case against a manufacturer when one of these 'intelligent' features malfunctions and causes an accident??

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 16, 2015 3:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mike328 wrote:
jojo wrote:
The beauty of a self parking car is that you can get out to watch it and if it does hit another car you can run off or claim someone else or nobody was driving.


Bets on how long it takes for a court case against a manufacturer when one of these 'intelligent' features malfunctions and causes an accident??

When that happens your cars called Christine .
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 16, 2015 11:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You'll find autos usually go between d and n without having to hold the button in so that you can flick them into neutral in traffic to take the strain off the gearbox and stop it just pumping oil around for no purpose other than to make it hot. You can them slip the handbrake on incase it annoys the grumpy get behind you Wink
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 17, 2015 9:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

cynic-al wrote:
You'll find autos usually go between d and n without having to hold the button in so that you can flick them into neutral in traffic to take the strain off the gearbox and stop it just pumping oil around for no purpose other than to make it hot. You can them slip the handbrake on incase it annoys the grumpy get behind you Wink


Or you can put it in P. N + handbrake v P. You pays your money . . . .

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 17, 2015 10:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You could even try R and push accelerator. Then your brake lights will be the least of his worries. Laughing
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 23, 2015 7:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mike328 wrote:
You could even try R and push accelerator. Then your brake lights will be the least of his worries. Laughing


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 23, 2015 11:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I remember driving an old Renault that had a rather undefined gearbox. You knew if you'd got reverse at the lights by accident as there would be an enormous gap behind you at the lights Smile
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