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Art & Inspiration Who Drives With Their Headlights On During The Daytime?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by ct1932ford, Jul 26, 2019.

  1. gsjohnny
    Joined: Nov 27, 2007
    Posts: 115


    05 truck has drl's. when I tow the dragster, all my lights are on. don't trust anybody. left hand turns I will wait until its safe to go. the other scenario is the idiots that don't turn on their in the dark. plenty of them in ct. used to have a 65 gs that had aircraft landing lights for hi-beams. buttheads were straighten out a few times. lol
  2. LBCD
    Joined: Oct 28, 2009
    Posts: 1,026


    Yea! I see numerous drivers on my way to work into Downtown LA at 5 AM driving with their daytime lights on...tail lights not lit up in the dark.

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  3. woodhawg
    Joined: Apr 11, 2009
    Posts: 1,019

    1. S.F.C.C.

    Never thought about this. My truck and cars have daytime running lights. From now on my 28 Roadster will too. Thanks
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  4. 48ford
    Joined: Dec 15, 2001
    Posts: 438


    I think it’s a great idea!
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  5. BamaMav
    Joined: Jun 19, 2011
    Posts: 4,593

    from Berry, AL

    Might as well get a couple of those flashing beacon lights they use on school busses and put one front and back if you’re that afraid of not being seen. While you’re at it, put in some wrap around airbags and put on some 5 mph bumpers.

    Yeah, I’m being sarcastic. But if you’re that afraid of not being seen you might as well leave the rods and customs in the garage and drive the late models.

    I drive 300-500 miles a day, have got over 2 million safe miles, and unless it’s low light conditions, I don’t pay any attention to whether you have your lights on or not. But I notice those stupid drivers ( hopefully nobody here) that go down the road at night with ONLY their daytime running lights on and NO TAILIGHTS ON!!! They think because their dash lights are on the tails are, too. NO, they’re not wired that way anymore. You used to know if you didn’t have dash lights you probably didn’t have tail lights, either.
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  6. I too have driven well over 50 years, plus cross country twice and only had one person drive into me. I did not have my lights on that day way back in the early 80's, when a young kid totaled my 55 Chevy! If I had my lights on would he have not hit me? Who knows, but if there is one chance in a thousand it could have been avoided, I'll take it. I did not bring this subject up in order to tell people what to do. Just to think about it. And that seems to have worked. Be safe out there!
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  7. gnichols
    Joined: Mar 6, 2008
    Posts: 10,846

    from Tampa, FL

    Yes I do, my dad put the those little "third eye" mini-headlights on all our family cars in the 60's. Just like 3rd brake lights, you really noticed them, especially at long distances on the interstate. But they really didn't catch on and were more or less superseded by daytime running lights, IMHO. Daytime running lights don't cost an extra nickel to run, won't decrease the already insanly long life of the bulbs and should extinguish when you shut the car off automatically. If not, rewire them properly. And if you are using weak-tit rear lamps and brake lights, fix those, too. While I'm on the soap box, only thing worse are the idiots who run fog or driving lights in the daytime ICW their headlights on clear, sunny days. I guess they just HAVE to be seen?
  8. I do, It helps with curious stops by LEO's to check that its road legal , which it is. It might help be seen but in this day and age of distracted drivers, I doubt anything will help with that.

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  9. I don't. Too easy to park the car and get out and leave them on. New cars will beep, hiss and fart at you to tell you the lights are on. Close to dusk or in the rain I'll put the parking lights on.
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  10. 52lomofo
    Joined: Jan 29, 2005
    Posts: 666


    I remember in july of 1990 the girlfriend at the time had a new 90 s10 we went Bristol to for super chevy Sunday drove down from east coast of Canada it had day time running lights everytime we stopped someone was telling us our dam lights are on what's with that lol

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