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Re: Varied questions, answer some or all!
Truck and SUV headlights! Ford trucks are the worst
I thought I was the only one who noticed this! I have noticed the Chevy
truck's aren't too bad. When I get beamed by an SUV, it's usually some
woman behind the wheel talking on a cell phone. BAN CELL PHONES!!!! (sorry.
had to get that off my chest.)
Side note: I've decided to get a vanity plate for my GTI. You're gonna love
this: H8 SUVS Whaddya think?
85 GTI(needs ball joints) ARGH!!
> From: Carlyle Fitzgerald <email@example.com>
> To: T Berk <firstname.lastname@example.org>; email@example.com
> Subject: Re: Varied questions, answer some or all!
> Date: Wednesday, December 23, 1998 9:47 AM
> At 01:01 AM 12/22/98 -0800, T Berk wrote:
> >Hey folks,
> >( Welcome to my new, "real", email address, I'm ditching AOL. )
> Congratulations! ;)
> > I have a bunch of things I've been ruminating on, answer any, all, or
> >some of your own- feel free to branch something interesting off on it's
> >1. 3rd brake light retrofits. Any practical examples? I've been thinking
> >setting up a diffused line of LEDs, sim. to the luxury cars have.
> Honestly, I've never thought these did any good. Maybe, the first couple
> years after they were added to cars, they did; they were new then, and
> attention by virtue of that fact alone. Now they're on every vehicle
> and just as "invisible" as regular brake lights.
> >1b. Escalating Brake Lights. I've been thinking of adding a second brake
> >light switch to the pedal. This would light up additional lights when
> >pedal is pushed down past 1/2 pedal travel. thats at least the general
> Now, *this* makes sense. Way better idea than (1.). I think, though,
> brightening the existing bulbs with increased pressure on the brake pedal
> would be better than additional lamps. Maybe you could even make them
> flash, with an increase in frequency corresponding to a proportional
> increase in pedal pressure.
> Some problems with this approach, though. The biggest is probably
> inspection. Less likely is triggering an epileptic seizure in other
> drivers. (Really! Some businesses in my area had this problem with
> signs on wheels that they set out in front of their shops. W. Va.
> eventually outlawed flashing lights above a certain number of flashes per
> Now to the branching thread bit: Has anyone else noticed how bright
> and turn signal lights are getting lately? Some have actually made me
> wince, they're so bright. I don't understand how blinding other drivers
> contributes to your safety.
> , but they're all bad.
> Long post, huh?
> Merry Christmas, everyone!
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