In which I begin to vent my traffic peeves, starting with the use of parking lights.

September 24th, 2009

parkinglights.jpg
No.
headlights.jpg
Yes.

It’s been raining a lot in Austin lately — and thank goodness, because we’ve had an awful drought this year.

But the rain has exposed me, again and again, one of my traffic peeves. I refer to the use of parking lights when headlights are called for.

People, it’s simple:

  • If you’re parked somewhere and need to indicate that your car is occupied — for example, in a loading zone — use your parking lights.
  • If your car is moving and you need any lights, use your HEADlights.

Really, it’s not that hard, is it?

A note: I intend to vent a few more of my peeves here, but understand that I’m also willing to consider alternate good explanations — UNLIKELY AS THEY MIGHT BE — for doing the things that peeve me. To put it another way, I’m willing to revise my biases, IF you’re willing to lead me down that road.

Be aware that it will take some doing.

Anyone want to stand up for using parking lights instead of headlights when your car is moving?

~

(Parking light photo; headlight photo.)

One Response to “In which I begin to vent my traffic peeves, starting with the use of parking lights.”

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