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Posted: January 22, 2019, 9:21 AM Post
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Texting/ using phone while driving is dangerous, don't get me wrong. But what we don't seem to ever talk about is driving with no lights in the dark or bad weather. This is what bugs me.

I'm not even talking about dawn/dusk, even though lights should be on them as well. It's all the people driving with no lights on when there's driving rain or snow and worse yet when it's night time. And I mean pitch black. This doesn't happen occasionally, I see it multiple times every night. Talk about dangerous!! I've already almost been in horrible accidents because I was about to change lanes on I-94, and thankfully barely noticed a car with no lights in my blind spot right before I moved over.

I know people are used to auto headlights, and they turn off the auto without realizing it or something. But how can you be cruising down I-94 at 75 mph without realizing you don't have your headlights on???


It sounds crazy for sure, but it does happen. Last year I was driving a school vehicle around Madison and I didnt realize that the lights didn't turn on. It was so lit up that I didnt realize that all I had clicked over was the fog lights. I finally realized when I went under a bridge. Fortunately I drive like a grandpa, so I was extra cautious. [laughing]


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Posted: January 22, 2019, 12:08 PM Post
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Texting/ using phone while driving is dangerous, don't get me wrong. But what we don't seem to ever talk about is driving with no lights in the dark or bad weather. This is what bugs me.

I'm not even talking about dawn/dusk, even though lights should be on them as well. It's all the people driving with no lights on when there's driving rain or snow and worse yet when it's night time. And I mean pitch black. This doesn't happen occasionally, I see it multiple times every night. Talk about dangerous!! I've already almost been in horrible accidents because I was about to change lanes on I-94, and thankfully barely noticed a car with no lights in my blind spot right before I moved over.

I know people are used to auto headlights, and they turn off the auto without realizing it or something. But how can you be cruising down I-94 at 75 mph without realizing you don't have your headlights on???


This is bad, but not sure I can put it in the same category as texting and driving. While it is odd that someone doesn't realize that their light are not on when it's pitch black, I like to think that it's generally not a conscious choice to drive without your lights on in the dark or bad weather, it's just being unaware. People who text/use social media while driving are making a conscious decision to engage in behavior that not only is dangerous to themselves but everyone else on the road.

Also, while you may see it multiple times a night (not doubting you...perhaps its just something about where you are driving, but I drive in the dark to and from work every day during the winter...and I rarely see it.), I feel like I notice at least 30% of people looking at their phones while driving when I'm commuting to and from work. It's become common place and almost accepted. That is what really bugs me! We need some sort of MADD movement regarding inattentive driving.


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Posted: January 22, 2019, 1:10 PM Post
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FVBrewerFan said:

I know people are used to auto headlights, and they turn off the auto without realizing it or something. But how can you be cruising down I-94 at 75 mph without realizing you don't have your headlights on???


...because they are too busy texting to realize it.


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Posted: January 22, 2019, 1:17 PM Post
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I've almost never seen someone driving without their lights at night. I only recall one time and it was on 4th of July this year, I fully expected the person was boozed up. And I recall doing once myself when driving my parents car that didn't have automatic lights, every car I've ever had has had it.

Also, keep in mind some looking at the phone could be looking at the maps/directions. I agree it's an overall problem though.


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Posted: January 22, 2019, 2:26 PM Post
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It's probably because it's a big pet peeve of mine that I notice it far more often. And yes, the instances of no lights in the middle of the night is not as common as earlier in the evening or bad weather when the lights still should be on.


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Posted: January 22, 2019, 7:49 PM Post
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It happened to me a few weeks ago. My car has automatic headlights, but I must have somehow accidentally hit the button to turn them off. Fortunately, a person I know pulled up next to me, and alerted me that they weren't on. This was in a well lit downtown area, so I hadn't noticed at all.

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Posted: January 23, 2019, 9:47 PM Post
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When a vehicle is serviced they often turn off the lights and don't put them back on automatic. Not sure if it is because the lights go on inside of the service bay when they're on automatic or if it's part of how they test the vehicle, but I've had it happen more than once after I got my vehicle from being serviced that I found myself driving without the lights on.


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Posted: January 24, 2019, 7:45 AM Post
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Also, keep in mind some looking at the phone could be looking at the maps/directions. I agree it's an overall problem though.


No one should be looking very often at their phone when using maps/directions. Turn up the sound on the phone, or better yet, use bluetooth if you have it in your car and listen to the directions. Yes, you may occasionally need to glance at the phone if you are unclear about the directions that were given or just to be ready ahead of time for the next turn or exit, but there is no need to hold it and stare at it. Put it in a cup holder next to you and only use quick glances as needed at times where you have some space around your car.

Speaking of car bluetooth, it also annoys me how many people I see in newer cars that I know must have bluetooth as a standard option, but still choose to use the phone in the traditional way when having a phone conversation while driving.


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Posted: January 24, 2019, 12:28 PM Post
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Posted: January 24, 2019, 8:43 PM Post
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tmwiese55 said:
Also, keep in mind some looking at the phone could be looking at the maps/directions. I agree it's an overall problem though.



Speaking of car bluetooth, it also annoys me how many people I see in newer cars that I know must have bluetooth as a standard option, but still choose to use the phone in the traditional way when having a phone conversation while driving.



Yep, I think I usually rant about that 2-3 times a year in these threads. I especially don't get holding their phones in their hands infront of them on speaker phone.


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Posted: January 28, 2019, 7:38 PM Post
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Posted: January 29, 2019, 12:36 AM Post
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Posters that say "late to the party" in threads.


Sorry I’m late to the party... But why does it bother you? [wink]


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Posted: January 29, 2019, 7:57 AM Post
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I was going to add to the "no lights on" discussion, but it seems that conversation has ended.

I guess I was a little late to the party...

[wink] [tongue]


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Posted: January 29, 2019, 9:42 AM Post
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Posters that say "late to the party" in threads.


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Posted: January 29, 2019, 9:57 AM Post
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I just moved into a new apartment - I won't even bother to explain how the weather over the past two weeks effected that effort.

I have a garage. There is a garage door opener in the garage. There seems to be no power to the garage and the door opener is not connected to the garage door.

I've never seen this before. I didn't think to check this before I rented. I just saw the opener and assumed.

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Posted: January 29, 2019, 10:08 AM Post
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That the Brewers probably plan to uncover their NL Central Champions banner on opening day and not April 5th.

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Posted: January 29, 2019, 10:24 AM Post
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wallus said:
Posters that say "late to the party" in threads.


Sorry I’m late to the party... But why does it bother you? [wink]


It's just a dumb thing to say, that's all. I am a part of a number of message boards and there is always someone saying it. I think certain posters feel like they need to comment on every thread, even if they don't add anything to the conversation.


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wallus said:
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Posted: January 29, 2019, 11:45 AM Post
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wallus said:
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That gave me a good laugh. Well done. haha


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Posted: January 31, 2019, 5:45 PM Post
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Rating kids on how fast they can read makes no sense to me. Reading comprehension is more important than how fast you can read. Not sure why schools would keep track of this.

Feels like this was rather useless when I was in school why is it still being tested and tracked now?


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