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Re: ~Tis the Season for misaligned Headlamps tra la la la la

Post by steve_earwig » Fri Nov 02, 2012 8:44 am

A car that's designed to warp disks, excellent :roll:
TooT wrote:What i find more annoying at the moment is the 'hey look how cool i am with just my string of fairy led day running lights on in the dark/fog'. All well and good you muppet but your tail lights aren't on :roll:
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Post by Welly » Fri Nov 02, 2012 9:31 am

Bailes1992 wrote:Could be driving an auto? The BMW reguires you to keep your foot on the brake for the start/stop to work. If you up it in park it starts up again.
That's weird, so what happens if you stop - keep the foot brake on - [engine stops] - then release the foot brake - engine starts? :? and if you put it in 'Park' it starts? surely putting it in Park means "I want to stop for a bit" :roll:

Thinking about it if most of these new cars have electric handbrakes then maybe the driver will be inclined to cover the foot brake mostly anyway and keep dazzling us :frown:
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Post by OdinEidolon » Fri Nov 02, 2012 9:35 am

Welly wrote:I forgot to mention, but was reminded this very morning, of the "Foot Brake Dazzlers" :x

You sit there, in a queue, handbrake on, and your face and retinas are bathed in the burning glow from some of Germany's finest Red LED's until he releases the foot brake just microseconds before setting off.
To be honest this does not bother me, while all the people with foglights on (even rear foglights) just because the sun's obscured by clouds really piss me off.
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Post by Welly » Wed Oct 28, 2015 5:15 pm

Back with a BANG!

Yup, it's back with the clock-change.

All the mouth-breathing twerps dazzling me with a selection of skyward pointing headlamps, f*cking LED's and HID's, using the footbrake in standing traffic........

............and all the one-eyed cars have made a familiar reappearance this year.
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Post by GingerMagic » Wed Oct 28, 2015 5:29 pm

Welly wrote:Back with a BANG!

Yup, it's back with the clock-change.

All the mouth-breathing twerps dazzling me with a selection of skyward pointing headlamps, f*cking LED's and HID's, using the footbrake in standing traffic........

............and all the one-eyed cars have made a familiar reappearance this year.
Not to mention an abundance of cyclist with no lights on.....

Daytime running lights - why are they all as bright as the sun, when it is actually broad daylight and the real sun is doing a pretty decent job....pfft.
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Post by OllieNZ » Wed Oct 28, 2015 5:38 pm

Welly wrote:Back with a BANG!

Yup, it's back with the clock-change.

All the mouth-breathing twerps dazzling me with a selection of skyward pointing headlamps, f*cking LED's and HID's, using the footbrake in standing traffic........

............and all the one-eyed cars have made a familiar reappearance this year.
Don't forget the fog light in near perfect conditions user

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Post by Bailes1992 » Wed Oct 28, 2015 6:11 pm

Know what I'm being blinded by constantly?

SUVs (you know those things that aren't quite SUVs but more like jacked up hatchbacks with 2WD) with bloody HIDs. All the time.
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Post by steve_earwig » Wed Oct 28, 2015 6:26 pm

Well don't look at me, yoyoII don't go no HIDs, just normal* bulbs (H11). And they're sh*t.
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Post by OllieNZ » Wed Oct 28, 2015 7:05 pm

Bailes1992 wrote:Know what I'm being blinded by constantly?

SUVs (you know those things that aren't quite SUVs but more like jacked up hatchbacks with 2WD) with bloody HIDs. All the time.
Thanks to the jimny that's now a thing of the past.

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Post by rwb » Wed Oct 28, 2015 8:56 pm

GingerMagic wrote: Daytime running lights - why are they all as bright as the sun, when it is actually broad daylight and the real sun is doing a pretty decent job....pfft.
^^ this

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Headlights at twilight instead of side lights annoys me: with side lights I can see the whole vehicle, but with headlights all I can see is glare

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Post by Doggy » Wed Oct 28, 2015 9:44 pm

I'm not so sure they're back - methinks they never went away. :roll:

I get miffed at all the morons parked wiv their headlights on, cyclists wiv no lights, cyclists wiv HID's brighter than cars, cars with one headlight, one headlight and the fogz to make up for it, the list is endless.

This morning quite few peoples on the A14 were using rear fogs cos of really heavy spray, (it was like a monsoon). Now I think doing this in daylight is a good idea since it doesn't dazzle anyone and definitely makes you easier to see. Unfortunately, you can't do this on a 406 without the 'I'm a moron' front fogz on too. :evil:

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Post by mjb » Wed Oct 28, 2015 11:07 pm

Doggy wrote:cyclists wiv HID's brighter than cars
Haha that's me :oops: Im my defence, country lanes (75% of my 25km cycle to work) I'm just using a bright-enough flashing light front and rear if it's light, or in the dark, both flashing lights and downward-aimed high power constant lights.

In town streets with traffic often moving slower than me though, day or night I'm angling my front lights straight forward and putting them both on flash. I NEED drivers I'm over/undertaking or being overtaken by to see me because I'm never just dawdling around; I'm doing proper speeds

Since stepping up my light game, I've had a lot less near-misses and "sorry, didn't see you". If I'm pissing someone off with my lights, then they're aware of me, and that's Good.

Additionally, did you know road speed limits only apply to motor vehicles? I hope one day someone decides to stop me for doing 45 or more in a 30 - the only thing they can do me for is "cycling furiously" and my god do I want to be done for that! :twisted:
This morning quite few peoples on the A14 were using rear fogs cos of really heavy spray, (it was like a monsoon). Now I think doing this in daylight is a good idea since it doesn't dazzle anyone and definitely makes you easier to see. Unfortunately, you can't do this on a 406 without the 'I'm a moron' front fogz on too. :evil:
I've also used fog lamps on the M25 driving directly into a blinding summer sunrise.
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Post by Welly » Fri Oct 30, 2015 8:24 am

Well that was nice* this morning.....dark, heavy rain and some knobber in a BMW with modified HID's in the headlamps and HID front FOGS blaring away.

It looked light football stadium floodlights coming towards you :frown:
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Post by Captain Jack » Sat Oct 31, 2015 11:24 am

Does anyone use sidelights? I was under the impression that according to the highway code, they are only to be used when parking near an awkward junction. And not while driving. I despise it when people just have their sidelights on in a monsoon or heavy fog. Totally and utterly pointless. Might as well have candles in jam jars strapped to the front of your car....
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Re: ~Tis the Season for misaligned Headlamps tra la la la la

Post by Welly » Mon Nov 02, 2015 8:35 am

There's some actual law that in well-lit urban areas you can drive with side lights only and headlights are not mandatory. Or something.

Oh and it's a bit foggy this morning but the sun* is up but obvs the "fog" means to switch on the front fog lamps cos that's really useful* :roll:
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