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Old 11-30-2012, 11:55 PM   #43
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I dim mine when I see the other lights, even tail lights. I thank everyone else that does too!


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Old 12-01-2012, 09:54 AM   #44
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The older I get the more light I need, so I don't drive at night, but if the emergency happens and I have to, I drive on dimmed lights unless it is a very rural country road and there is no moon, no deer, no possum (sorry possum), no armadillo, no dogs, no cats, and anything else I can't see. I just don't drive in those conditions at night.

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Old 12-01-2012, 12:13 PM   #45
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Originally Posted by slickest1 View Post
When I was driving trucks a few years back we used to run 500 watt aircraft landing light s for driving lights. we had them for off road use in the woods. When some jerk would not dim his lights, and after a flick of the high beams, they would get a shot of those. Worked every time. Highly illegal but effective.

After years of working in the bush and seeing all kinds of deer, I came to the conclusion that they are very nosey creatures. If they hear a sound they have to go and see what it is. Hence I think deer whistles attract them rather than repel them.
My Dad also was a trucker who had aircraft landing lights on his truck... He had to cover them to go into California the way I remember,,, many moons ago,, and taught me RESPECT of others... But being a MARINE,, he didn't "take no S**T" ... I remember that too... Be nice,, treat people like you want to be treated, but you "Can't fix Stupid"... (I guess I can say that here as it wasn't pointed at anyone,,, once again I'm impressed with the people here !!) I THANKYOU to all you considerate drivers,,, 2400 miles a week makes you appreciatte good people...
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Old 12-01-2012, 08:30 PM   #46
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Originally Posted by dieselclacker View Post

I'm still waiting for the invention of a BUG whistle.
If you do find one, order an extra for me.
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Old 12-01-2012, 09:05 PM   #47
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I dim mine, but these days I've found that the lines on most interstates and in alot of cities are almost impossible to see either from being badly faded worn or worn off, so every time I dim it's a period of time where I may or may not be able to tell where the lane I'm in is anymore.

A big one in particular is rain, most of the lines almost completely vanish in a heavy rain in alot of urban areas anymore. So, I may end up getting a couple of K.C lights to bolt to the bottom of my bumper to aim down into the lane to add some extra light coverage.
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Old 12-03-2012, 03:19 PM   #48
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If I remember correctly TX does not require you to dim on divided highways.
Actually, Texas makes no distinction for divided highways. Still required to dim per Tx Transportation Code 547.333.
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Old 12-03-2012, 04:12 PM   #49
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We have beat this to death .

Enough, he apologized
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Old 12-05-2012, 11:48 AM   #50
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I always dim my lights when oncoming traffic is coming. Reasons:

1) It's a courtesy to the oncoming driver
2) In many states, you can get a ticket if you don't

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