You guys make my brain hurt, here is a simple answer. Make it mandatory that either a)the taillights are on with the DRLs, or b) that all cars with DRLs must have automatic lights... simple enoughhighcountrymdx said:A couple of points that we all may want to consider about DRLs:
1. I don't think people are driving around at night with DRLs on as an intentional act. Simply, they just forget to turn their headlights on, no more, no less. I have always wondered why car manufactures wire their cars so that the instrument clusters are illuminated during the daytime. By doing so, drivers have little clue they are driving at night with their headlights off. From the driver's seat, it appears your lights are on. This is especially true when driving around a well lit urban environment that have all the illumination of a surgical suite.
2. The value of DRLs is not that they make the car more conspicuous just because they are lit. The real value of DRLs is that they provide increased depth perception cues for oncoming drivers. The brain is an amazing computer. By providing a wider visual front, especially on darker cars, the brain is more easily able to quickly judge closure rates and distances, as a function of its amazing sleight of hand we call depth perception. That's why DRLs are so effective.
the word hypocrite comes to mind.ductman said:
I just have one question about ignorant driving
How come state troopers can drive like maniacs down the highway
at 100 mph plus and at the same time give out tickets to people
"speeding", I guess police officers don't practice what they preach
and please don't give the excuse that they had "driver training and
their Crown Vics are " beefed" up :1: :1: :1: :behead:
Sounds like you want use DRL's as a wayFiggen said:
In the Porsche 928 I operate which was imported from the US and was of sufficient vintage not to require a DRL retrofit I always turn the fog lights on as DRL. Due to the car's color and the ability to approach and overtake other cars at a fairly high rate of speed with no front illumination I have nearly been involved in 3 accidents because the other car "didn't see me coming." when I was passing. One instance involved a semi and I had 3 passengers with me on a double lane highway.
My bad. I thought this was a two way road passing situation. My experience is that no matter how much, or little, light you have on during the day time you will always get idiots who will do this. DRL's won't make a good driver out of a bad driver.Figgen said:My passing decisions had nothing to do with oncoming traffic. Double lane highways have traffic all going in the same direction with no oncoming traffic. The instances I refer to are of vehicles moving into the left lane I am already occupying because they did not see me moving up in the lane from behind them without any front illumination.
But thanks for your 2 cents and adding valuable information to this way off topic thread.
You have to put resistors that trick the car into thinking you have regular bulbs in there. I changed mine to LEDs and the dash message is annoying me also but not enough to put the resistors and do the electrical work.Does anyone know how to disable the DRL's on a 2007 MDX such that you won't get the DRL warning message on the dash? I've tried pulling the two fuses listed in the manual and removing the light bulbs themselves. Sure both methods work for turning off the DRL's, but then the message comes up on the dash to check the DRL system. It's very annoying and any help would be much appreciated. :banghead: