Here are the latest reader Qs – and my answers
Hi Eric, love your articles!
Could you put a blurb in one of your future articles about these morons who drive in the rain with their emergency flashers on? I know it’s illegal in a handful of states (not in my state of Texas), but legal or not, it’s just plain stupid! Emergency flashers are supposed to be for just that: emergencies. And sorry, rain does not constitute an “emergency.” What are they trying to do, tell all the other drivers: “Hey everybody, it’s raining!!”
It’s irritating as hell because now, in addition to the loss of visibility due to the rain, I’m blinded by a sea of blinking lights all around me! Turn signals become worthless. And are those blinking lights ahead of me a moving vehicle, or someone pulled over to the side of the road? Heck if I know.
The correct procedure for driving in the rain should be: headlights on, low beam, slow down, drive extra careful.
I feel your pain, David.
This business is yet another manifestation of the Safety Cult. It is now worse than mere kowtowing (when cops are around) to imbecilic laws and regulations. People themselves are now rabid to prove to the world just how “safety conscious” they are. The use of emergency flashers in non-emergencies being a case in point. Another being that these same people – if you merely pass them as the crawl along at 20 MPH below the under-posted limit (because it’s raining!) – will lay on their horns and flash their high beams at you.
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