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Re: Daytime running lights for precaution?

There’s gonna be plenty of DRL’s invading the USA soon.  Avis is retrofitting
10% of its fleet for a trial run with DRLs.

DRL’s – the quintessial Canadian export

bob.

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2 Responses to “Re: Daytime running lights for precaution?”

  1. admin says:

    Thomas writes…
    >I’ve been down here in the U.S. for years now, and the place apparently
    >hasn’t gotten used to me yet.
    >Please indulge me while I vent my annoyance.  I drive with my headlights on
    >at all times, as do many other people for the well-documented safety/visibility
    >reasons that made it law in Canada.

    Now that we are on the topic on driving with your headlights on, I remember
    most times when I saw people driving with their headlights on – there were
    kids in the car.

    Is that a coincidence or is it a law I don’t know about?  I do know that a
    school bus always has its headlights on when kids are aboard. Is there
    someone out there in the networld that can shed some "light" on this?

    kaiser

  2. admin says:

    In article <1993Sep9.170229….@news.arc.nasa.gov>, ad…@cave.arc.nasa.gov (Kaiser Adeni @ NSI) writes:

    > Thomas writes…

    >>I’ve been down here in the U.S. for years now, and the place apparently
    >>hasn’t gotten used to me yet.

    >>Please indulge me while I vent my annoyance.  I drive with my headlights on
    >>at all times, as do many other people for the well-documented safety/visibility
    >>reasons that made it law in Canada.

    > Now that we are on the topic on driving with your headlights on, I remember
    > most times when I saw people driving with their headlights on – there were
    > kids in the car.

    I knew a guy that always drove with his headlights on, but only on
    an interstate, always said a prayer too.  He was killed in a car
    accident on the interstate.

    The moral of the story is not to drive with you headlights on and pray
    while on the interstate.  :-)

    This *lights on* stuff reminds me of the radiation (film) badges we
    wear at Fermilab.  The joke is that the badge *protects* you from the
    radiation, when in reality it just tells you (after the fact) how
    much radiation you were exposed to.

    I’d still like to know which day of the week that accidents with or
    without lights occur so I can stay at home that day.  I love statistics,
    you can do so much with them.  :-)

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