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Stealth Hondas in the fog

By Barcham 2 July 2013 29

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Bigred’s eagle-eyes spotted this stealthy vehicle.

Some people just do not get it about turning lights on in fog. Just spotted this stealthy Honda on Heysen St this morning.

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KeenGolfer 8:30 am 05 Jul 13

TheBusDriver said :

Is this all much ado about nothing much? Clearly the picture shows the Honda is visible, so are the three cars beyond it. It is not illegal to not have your headlights off in fog. Yes, common sense sugests you should have them on. Really though, it seems like a bit of an over reaction.

Incorrect. It is illegal not to have your headlights on during fog or other hazardous conditions of reduced visibility. Drivers can and do get booked for it.

ARR 215(1) Using lights when driving at night or in hazardous weather conditions
A driver must not drive at night, or in hazardous weather conditions causing reduced visibility unless:
(a) the headlights, tail lights and number plate light fitted to the driver’s vehicle are operating effectively and are clearly visible; and
(b) if the vehicle is fitted with clearance lights or side marker lights — those lights are operating effectively and are clearly visible.

sepi 5:59 pm 04 Jul 13

If you lock your car door when you turn on your headlights during the day, you will remember to turn the lights off when you try to hop out and the door is locked.

this is what we did before the fancy beeps to remind us.

Gungahlin Al 1:26 pm 03 Jul 13

TheBusDriver said :

Is this all much ado about nothing much? Clearly the picture shows the Honda is visible, so are the three cars beyond it. It is not illegal to not have your headlights off in fog. Yes, common sense sugests you should have them on. Really though, it seems like a bit of an over reaction.

Own a grey Honda do we?
Visible when right behind it, and clearly on the side of a hill.
Much less so when coming the other way from further away, and even more so when dipping in and out of low-lying areas where the fog was thick as?

detached_dingleberry 9:23 am 03 Jul 13

Erg0 said :

This is one of those aspects of human behaviour that truly baffles me. I can figure out why some people don’t immunise their kids (even though I think they’re idiots), but I just can’t think of a single rationale, however ridiculous, for not turning on your headlights in thick fog…

Cheapskates trying to save a few cents worth of fuel.

Zeital 8:45 am 03 Jul 13

Felix the Cat said :

Probably the same people who don’t have their headlights on in the fog are the same ones that have their fog lights on during a clear sunny day

you know what, that is exactly what I was thinking

Pork Hunt 9:00 pm 02 Jul 13

Aeek said :

Erg0 said :

This is one of those aspects of human behaviour that truly baffles me. I can figure out why some people don’t immunise their kids (even though I think they’re idiots), but I just can’t think of a single rationale, however ridiculous, for not turning on your headlights in thick fog…

When I had an older car without the warning lights on beeping, I learnt not to turn them on during the day, as I would invariably leave them on.

It amazes me no end that after no less than 113 years of motoring, one can still leave the headlights on. On the other hand, approximately two weeks after the motorcycle was invented, they decided that turning the key off also turned the lights off…

Sandman 8:11 pm 02 Jul 13

That Honda looks perfectly visible to me, unlike the stealthy mass exodus of 2 wheeled devices coming out of civic on any given winter weekday at around 5:30.

switch 7:50 pm 02 Jul 13

scoot said :

I’m in the habit of turning my lights on when I get in the car and off when I get out. It doesn’t matter if it’s bright and sunny or dark and foggy – it’s safer and now habitual for me.

Bloody Volvo drivers…

JC 6:31 pm 02 Jul 13

This is not just a problem in fog but in heavy rain too. Last week on the day with heavy rain I was overtaken by a silver Toyota Aurion at around 4:40 in the afternoon that didn’t have its lights on, on Commonwealth Ave just before the London Circuit exit. As he came back into my lane (not leaving me a safe braking distance too might I add) you could not see the back of his car for the rain and the spray. So as you do I gave him a bit of a quick flash of the headlights as we headed down the London Circuit exit.

Well what an interesting experience as it turns out the car was an unmarked police car. After being pulled over I was lucky enough to just get a lecture on how dangerous it is to flash the headlights at cars rather than a fine. Thanks Mr Copper. When he finished his lecture about how I could have distracted a P or L plater I then asked why he thought it was ok to be driving in extremely poor visibility in a silver car to boot with no lights on. His response was gold, pure gold. The reason was the Aurion had auto lights and if the lights were not on it clearly wasn’t dark enough to warrant their use. Remember folks this came from a copper. Now that left me scratching my head. He then jumped into his car and headed off to the City cop shop, still with no lights on.

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