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Old 09-18-2019, 08:23 PM   #1
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Why do some people feel the need to turn on thier emergency flashers/ hazard lights when it rains? I can understand if they are on side of the road or going really slow in right lane but allot of them are running the speed limit. We all see the rain and all the flashing lights do is cause issues for others or at least it kind of blinds me.
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Old 09-18-2019, 08:28 PM   #2
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People complain about it but not sure what it hurts. It’s not blinding or anything worse than headlights.
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Old 09-18-2019, 08:30 PM   #3
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People complain about it but not sure what it hurts. Itís not blinding or anything worse than headlights.
It is to me, head lights are constant white light not flashing red lights
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Old 09-18-2019, 08:31 PM   #4
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There’s a reason for hazard lights, driving in the rain at or slightly under the speed limit isn’t a time to use them.
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Old 09-18-2019, 08:40 PM   #5
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It is to me, head lights are constant white light not flashing red lights


Pretty sure you canít have flashing red lights on your non emergency vehicle can you?
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Old 09-18-2019, 08:44 PM   #6
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Pretty sure you canít have flashing red lights on your non emergency vehicle can you?
Not on the front
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Old 09-18-2019, 08:50 PM   #7
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People complain about this any time there is a significant rain. Not exactly sure what the issue is. They are called hazard lights. The folks with them flashing are letting others know that they themselves are a hazard or there is a hazard nearby. Just trying to catch the attention of the idiots with their faces stuffed in their phones while operating a vehicle.
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Old 09-18-2019, 08:59 PM   #8
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People complain about this any time there is a significant rain. Not exactly sure what the issue is. They are called hazard lights. The folks with them flashing are letting others know that they themselves are a hazard or there is a hazard nearby. Just trying to catch the attention of the idiots with their faces stuffed in their phones while operating a vehicle.
We're all driving down the same road with the same rain, I think we all know it's raining. I doubt anyone is staring sy thier phone driving in this tropical storm.
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Old 09-18-2019, 09:01 PM   #9
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Old 09-18-2019, 09:03 PM   #10
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They're letting everyone else know an idiot is behind the wheel. Probably the same ones I drive up on running emergency in the fire truck that put their flashers on and slow down to move to the left
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Old 09-18-2019, 09:04 PM   #11
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the flashers don't bother me as much as them running in the left lane doing 35 mph.
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Old 09-18-2019, 09:08 PM   #12
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Ever try to signal with your hazards on at the same time? That's why they are for road side use only...
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Old 09-18-2019, 09:20 PM   #13
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I have used my hazards a few times in really strong rain or bad fog in my Peterbilt, most folks do not have a clue on how to drive on water covered roads or dense fog. As long as they can go fast and text, they have no clue of their surroundings.

I would rather them see my flashers than to run up underneath me. Run up underneath my truck and the frame will rip the top off your car and your body.

That said I have used them in real bad fog in my pick up as well. Maybe I am an idiot, but I dont want to hurt someone in a wreck either.
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Old 09-18-2019, 09:23 PM   #14
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I believe it is illegal to run your flashers unless you are going below a certain speed.
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Old 09-18-2019, 09:25 PM   #15
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I guess Iím old. I run my flashers in a hard rain. I want that stupid donkey that thinks he can remain at the posted speed or faster and not run up on me. Iím in no hurry.
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Old 09-18-2019, 09:25 PM   #16
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the flashers don't bother me as much as them running in the left lane doing 35 mph.
You bet! The redneck still driving 90 during a rainstorm isn't being stupid?
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Old 09-18-2019, 09:27 PM   #17
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We're all driving down the same road with the same rain, I think we all know it's raining. I doubt anyone is staring sy thier phone driving in this tropical storm.
If you don't think there are folks running down the road while texting during a tropical storm then you need to pull your head out of the sand or you aren't spending much time on the roadways.
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Old 09-18-2019, 09:29 PM   #18
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If you don't think there are folks running down the road while texting during a tropical storm then you need to pull your head out of the sand or you aren't spending much time on the roadways.
No kidding. I noticed numerous people staring at their phones today on I-10.
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Old 09-18-2019, 09:46 PM   #19
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I'd be more worried about the guy speeding down the highway during a heavy rain, running up on people doing the speed limit with their hazards on.

Seems like their hazards are doing EXACTLY as they intended, preventing some speeder from rear-ending them because of limited visibility
during a down pour.
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Old 09-18-2019, 09:48 PM   #20
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I see a lot of stuff and sometimes it scares me with teenage kids driving or young adults. This morning on a FM road a young girl was so close to the lift gate of my truck it bothered me. I typically will get close to the white line and look for a side view mirror of a car behind me.
She was so close that I caught a glimpse of her mirror and fender, she was within 3 feet of my liftgate frame. Speed limit is 45 on that stretch and I was running the limit. There was no place for me to give her a Texas pass and she passed me on a double yellow in a tight turn, I had no where to go if some one would have been coming the other way, other than a deep drainage ditch full of ragweed.

I wanted to see where she went to, so I could get out and chew her azz. But that would have flew over like a lead balloon.
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Old 09-18-2019, 09:49 PM   #21
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You bet! The redneck still driving 90 during a rainstorm isn't being stupid?
I have seen that many times.
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Old 09-18-2019, 09:58 PM   #22
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If you don't think there are folks running down the road while texting during a tropical storm then you need to pull your head out of the sand or you aren't spending much time on the roadways.
Sir thank you for elegant response, your opinion of me and what I think is greatly appreciated. I only put about 30,000 miles a year on the road so I'm sure I'm not nearly as experienced as you are on this matter. If you feel you need to have your flashers on going 65 in the rain please do so.
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Old 09-18-2019, 09:59 PM   #23
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I guess their headlights and taillights that are already on doesn’t cross their mind.
Even worse is the really cool and important people with their light bars on while on a public road. But they have to put em on somewhere. The mall parking lot isn’t enough.
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Old 09-18-2019, 10:04 PM   #24
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We're all driving down the same road with the same rain, I think we all know it's raining. I doubt anyone is staring sy thier phone driving in this tropical storm.
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They're letting everyone else know an idiot is behind the wheel. Probably the same ones I drive up on running emergency in the fire truck that put their flashers on and slow down to move to the left
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Old 09-18-2019, 10:06 PM   #25
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Old 09-18-2019, 10:14 PM   #26
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Sir thank you for elegant response, your opinion of me and what I think is greatly appreciated. I only put about 30,000 miles a year on the road so I'm sure I'm not nearly as experienced as you are on this matter. If you feel you need to have your flashers on going 65 in the rain please do so.
Not here to get into a p***ing contest. Admittedly I put in no where near 30,000 miles per year and yet I am still aware that there are drivers that use their phones during inclement weather. I am just not that blind or naive.
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Old 09-18-2019, 10:25 PM   #27
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Not here to get into a p***ing contest. Admittedly I put in no where near 30,000 miles per year and yet I am still aware that there are drivers that use their phones during inclement weather. I am just not that blind or naive.
Again sir thank you for letting me know that I'm blind and naive. Not sure how I've made 54 years but yet I'm still here.
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Old 09-18-2019, 11:33 PM   #28
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Riddle me this...who cares
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Old 09-19-2019, 12:49 AM   #29
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Riddle me this...who cares
Deerplanter...hence the thread

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Old 09-19-2019, 07:17 AM   #30
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Old 09-19-2019, 07:23 AM   #31
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I always labeled the cars with flashers in the rain as "paranoids" I get as far away as possible. I'm with the OP, we all know its freaking raining
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Old 09-19-2019, 08:03 AM   #32
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I agree with the OP. Not sure why I find it so irritating. There was a time in my life that I drove a hell of a lot of miles. At age 53 I have logged a lot of miles in the rain. I have never had a wreck because of it and never felt the need to turn on my flashers.

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Old 09-19-2019, 08:12 AM   #33
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to inform you that they are not comfortable driving in that situation.......?????
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Old 09-19-2019, 08:52 AM   #34
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I will assume y'all are talking about personal vehicles and not commercial, I had to read the thread again. Sorry about posting in it.
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Old 09-19-2019, 09:09 AM   #35
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I will throw mine on in a bad rain if i see up front that people are slowing down or an issue is coming up. Also if its so bad and my high wipers make it still difficult to see i dont see what it hurts to try and make myself stand out. Only takes a second for someone to lose track of me and hit me. My life is worth more then that. But in light rains i agree its annoying sometimes but i just pass em and move on.
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Old 09-19-2019, 09:17 AM   #36
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Agree with OP. It doesn't blind me, but if they are hanging out in the left lane when people can clearly go faster, they need to move over. It's cool if you can't go fast in the rain, but don't slow down everyone else because your own personal driving ability will not allow you to go as fast as others.

But it will never change, so don't stress yourself too much OP.
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Old 09-19-2019, 09:24 AM   #37
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Well that escalated quickly.....some of y'all need to go back to bed and get a redo on the morning!
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Old 09-19-2019, 09:34 AM   #38
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Communication between vehicles on the highway is never a bad thing.
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Old 09-19-2019, 09:44 AM   #39
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It's the same reason people go slow in the left lane, miss traffic lights looking at their phone, and run red lights. Some people just shouldn't be driving, period.
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Old 09-19-2019, 09:45 AM   #40
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I don't do it personally, but have no problem with the people, that want to run with their hazards on. In the grand scheme of things, its really not that big of a deal.
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Old 09-19-2019, 09:47 AM   #41
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Almost as annoying as people that use "riddle me this".
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Old 09-19-2019, 09:52 AM   #42
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I guess Iím old. I run my flashers in a hard rain. I want that stupid donkey that thinks he can remain at the posted speed or faster and not run up on me. Iím in no hurry.
I guess I'm old too. In hard driving rain where you can't hardly see I turn mine on. Same with fog. I drive in the slow lane as well. To many wanna be nascar idiots out there driving to fast.
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Old 09-19-2019, 10:03 AM   #43
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I do it when it is pouring so hard you have very limited visibility. Flashers are much easier to see than normal running lights. And if it is annoying you people, then I don't care. It means you saw me and I didn't get rear ended.
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I unknowingly bumped the switch in my truck and turned the flashers on. Took me about a 30 seconds to figure out where the switch was to turn them off.
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Old 09-19-2019, 10:13 AM   #45
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People complain about this any time there is a significant rain. Not exactly sure what the issue is. They are called hazard lights. The folks with them flashing are letting others know that they themselves are a hazard or there is a hazard nearby. Just trying to catch the attention of the idiots with their faces stuffed in their phones while operating a vehicle.
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ what he said!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 09-19-2019, 10:36 AM   #46
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^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ what he said!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Hazard lights are meant to be used when a car is stationary.
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Old 09-19-2019, 10:38 AM   #47
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It catches your attention dont it. Guess it works.
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Old 09-19-2019, 10:39 AM   #48
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Old 09-19-2019, 10:45 AM   #49
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I agree with the OP it is very annoying and makes it harder to discern when someone is braking or changing lanes with all the **** flashing lights. If you go outside in a group of people and start pointing in the sky everyone will look up even if there is nothing in the sky to be seen. I say we sign a petition to make running with your hazards in the rain illegal.


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Old 09-19-2019, 10:48 AM   #50
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