04 June 2009

"But I can see just fine!"

Today is a short rant, but a good one. We continue the driving bit with the tards who drive in the rain without their headlights on.

It was raining on the way home this afternoon and there was not an insignificant number of drivers (on the highways no less) driving without their headlights on. If their answer is, "but I can see just fine!" I have no empathy for them. I learned very early on, as did most other drivers, that in rain your headlights aren't so much for you to see, but for others to see you. In a heavy rain, with all the spray being churned up on a highway, it is pretty remarkable how well a car can blend in with the background. Not only that, the laws in most (if not all) states require your lights to be on when you're using your windshield wipers.

Additionally, is it not just a bit of common sense that when the roadways are wet, you should slow down? Why does it take a full-fledged demonstration of the laws of physics to teach people a simple lesson?
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