Driving in the dark
Pretty dark and foggy round Edinburgh last night, so I had the headlights and foggies on.
Got through the fog, turned off the foglights and was suddenly left travelling at 70mph in pitch darkness as my headlights went with them!
Can't say I recommend that experience. 😯
Checked the fuses at lunchtime and they seem fine, so presumably both bulbs blew simultaneously(?!??)Posted 7 years agoportercloughMember
When I was a teenager a mate had an old Cortina Mk 2 which had lights that sometimes blinked out for a bit without warning, usually on the way back down some country lane from a pub (my mate wouldn't have drunk anything) – we'd all be sat there shouting out which way we thought the next bend went, which I'm sure he found a great help…Posted 7 years agoKevaMember
when we were kids – 17-18yrs old and had not been driving long, on several occassions some of my mates sat in the back of the car thought it really funny to cover the drivers eyes with their hands.
we also used to do the driver has his eyes shut and some else shouts left/right, speed up, slow down, brake etc.
😯 🙄Posted 7 years agomolgripsSubscriber
A friend of a friend thought he was Mr Clever driving around at night at high speeds on single track country lanes, with his lights off. His theory was that if someone was coming around a bend, he'd see their lights and slow down.
Then one night he crashed into someone coming the other way doing the same thing. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAF***ING HA!Posted 7 years agocrazy-legsSubscriber
There's a road in the South Lakes with special glowing catseyes, they actually have their own little white LEDs rather than reflectors. Driving down there one night about midnight with a mate, we turned the lights off and justfollowed the little trail of white dots, it was like driving through a weird video game. 🙂Posted 7 years agohungry monkeyMember
i passed my test yesterday afternoon. got home, insured myself as a fully licensed driver on the car i use and went for a wee drive.
stopped off at the library to do some work, by the time i'd left the fog came in pretty darn thick – as thick as i've seen it in st andrews.
had to do my 2nd solo drive ever, in the dark, in super thick fog.
scared the bejeezus out of me!! don't think i got much above 15mph… (rest of the traffic was similarly slow though…)Posted 7 years agobecky_kirk43Member
I'm 18…hate driving in the dark, avoid it where at all possible (was much better until an incident involving a small ditch and a bush on a dark and cold night).Posted 7 years ago
One night…had to drive 50 miles in the snow, on country roads in the dark. Took several hours. I nearly stopped halfway and got someone to come and pick me up.
So no driving with eyes closed for me!avdave2Member
Many years ago I had a Golf and on one drive from Brighton up to Southend in the early hours of the morning it decided it was full beam or nothing. So driving up cross country I'd have to dip the lights at the last moment and rely on the oncoming cars headlights as a guide as to where to steer. Scary for me but I can't help thinking it frightened the on coming drivers even more.
If I haven't used full beam on the current car for a while the contacts get dirty and there can be a few seconds delay between the normal beam going off and the full beam coming on.Posted 7 years agoGrahamSSubscriber
Why were you driving at 70mph with fog lights on? If it's foggy enough to necessitate fog lights, you should be limiting your speed to at least half that.
1) it was foggy over the Forth and near Edinburgh, down to a few metre viz on the bridge, where I did an appropriately reduced speed. As I headed along the M8 to Weegieland the fog got lighter, my speed increased and I turned the foggies off.
2) if you did 35 on the M8 you'd soon get a lorry in your boot!
Anyways quick trip to Halfords, new bulbs, all sorted.Posted 7 years agomcmoonterMember
Stuart Dangerous was riding back from Aboyne in a pea souper. He had no lights on his bike but could just see the white centre lines. At one point he felt this whooshing feeling that nearly knocked him off his bike. Next night while relating he story, it turned out another rider travelling in the opposite direction had experienced exactly the same thing.Posted 7 years ago
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