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    Default Lights What Lights?

    So this morning on the N2 between Somerset West and Cape Town it is quite foggy...
    Quite foggy = not so good visibility...
    Not so good visibility necessitates the use of headlights.... (or so I thought.....)

    I totally lost count of the amount of cars without lights on.....

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    It's not unique to Cape Town. I regularly have to flash people who drive after dark with no lights or only their parks switched on. Also riding in the rain and mist here without lights is the norm. I swear headlight globes must be really expensive that's why people try save them as much as possible.


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    Nothing new here in GP either. I have lost count of the number of cars/bakkies/trucks/busses/etc I have seen on the R21 highway at night without lights on....
    Never mind rainy or misty weather, at freaking night.
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    Yeah lights are a problem, people in general never find the need to put them on as they can see but fail to understand that its actually meant for them to be seen rather than see the road ahead, as to night driving with lights off i heard that gangs ( if they still exist) have some initiation they conduct where if a car flashes a new member with lights off that member must go after that car and assault or kill the driver of that car so you have to be careful when doing this

    There is also the case of the drunk driver....
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    In my case I blame it squarely on the vehicle manufacturer. My headlights are automatic. This conditions you to rely on them to switch on automatically, and when they don't work (as in fog/rain) you don't notice until it affects your own vision.

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    and i know it looks cool to drive with your spots on and your park lights - but it doesnt make you very visible

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    Quote Originally Posted by vinayv View Post
    and i know it looks cool to drive with your spots on and your park lights - but it doesnt make you very visible
    Not to mention that you can't judge distance in the dark as it looks like they far away


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