In my rearview

Monday, December 04, 2006

How is it that no one in the greater DC area knows when it is appropriate to use high- beams and when they need to turn their lights down? Being that I grew up in a rural area, I know that there is virtually no need to ever use them in this area. There are streetlights, people. And other cars. Please, if you aren't used to flipping that little handle to turn them off whenever another car is approaching, then just don't use them at all.

I can't tell you how many times I've been virtually blinded since moving here because some self-absorbed choad doesn't know that it's rude to leave his high-beams on. It's simple, asshat: it's that little handle, similar to the windshield wiper one, and on the other side of the steering wheel. You pull it toward you to change between high- and low- beams. Simple as that.

So please, people, I'm sick and tired of having to re-adjust all of my mirrors to keep from burning out my corneas. And if you see this car (with some Penn State decals) turn your damn lights down:

11 comments:

nicole 12/04/2006 08:22:00 PM  

Actually there are a few spots in DC that do require hi-beams. A few unlighted streets in Reston come to mind.

Yet you're right, fools in this area have no clue how to use hi-beams. But then, most NoVA natives have no real idea how to operate a motor vehicle either. Can't decide whether it's ignorance, oblivion or some combination of the two.

Johnny 12/05/2006 01:58:00 AM  

I love when a car has one high beam on and one non-working headlight. It's like the high beam makes up for the broken one. Which I guess it kind of does. But I agree with what youre saying.

Anonymous,  12/05/2006 08:59:00 AM  

i'm going to have to agree with johnny.

i also hate those cars with halogen bulbs. shit's blinding.

nicole is wrong. northern virginia drivers are some of the best drivers i've experienced. maryland drivers are the worst drivers in the history of the world.

Eric 12/05/2006 09:38:00 AM  

This problem is made even worse by SUVs whose headlights are at a perfectly blinding eye level

Ar-Jew-Tino 12/05/2006 10:30:00 AM  

Choad: the kind of word I wish I rememberd more often.

honeykbee 12/05/2006 11:45:00 AM  

I am filled with shame and guilt for being a choady perpetrator of halogen awfulness *slinks away*

Anonymous,  12/05/2006 11:45:00 AM  

nicole and ジェネヴィーヴ are both wrong... Sunday drivers in Michigan are the worst drivers in the world.

...who's next to claim having the worst drivers around?

=;-)

The Husband 12/05/2006 12:37:00 PM  

i may have said this before but i have theory and your post is further evidence...people from Virginia do NOT know how to drive.

them not knowing when/how to use headlights is just another example.

it makes me cringe knowing that some of these people actually have a drivers license.

Johnny 12/05/2006 01:51:00 PM  

Has anyone been to Massachusetts? Definitely the worst, nuttiest drivers around. Um, and squares, I saw your blog, and I'm not really sure you should ever be driving with all the stuff you ingest. Lol.

~Matt,  12/05/2006 03:49:00 PM  

Damn straight -- seeing that I pretty much live in your neighborhood, I'm not surprised we have the same experience with this. Makes me want to back into them.

>:(

Anonymous,  12/05/2006 03:52:00 PM  

honeykbee,
it's okay now that you know the errors of your ways. haha

minijonb,
still wrong! md drivers take the cake! i'm serious!

johnny,
lol i don't regularly! i sweeear. it's just lately.... (if you read down you'll see)

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