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  •  Truckers usually flash their running lights rather (1+ / 0-)
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    than the headlights.  Flashing high beams can temporarily "blind" a driver, whether its from in front or from behind.

    Not having running lights on my car, I try to remember this and signal trucks by briefly turning my headlights off and back on.  Of course, that involves turning a knob which is harder to do than flicking the stalk.

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    by NoMoJoe on Sun Feb 09, 2014 at 07:32:38 AM PST

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    •  You are right. Truckers headlights would be (0+ / 0-)

      blinding. I don't think car headlights (except for those horrendous blue things) are all that bright - at least not for a short flash.

      I turn my lights on and off as a thank you. But I still flash the high beams as a warning.

      "May the forces of evil become confused on the way to your house." - George Carlin

      by Most Awesome Nana on Sun Feb 09, 2014 at 08:04:57 AM PST

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