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Jul 12, 2013
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I wish I was a policeman in a police car, then I would stop every car with only one headlight.
At this time of year when it is dark and often wet, at the best of times approaching headlamps can dazzle but when one light is not working, many cars seem to put their single working headlamp on full beam, so they can see better. Leaving me to brake when I cannot see.
 

pappajohn

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Followed a new (68) panel van for around 6 miles country and town with no rear lights and ignored all attempts to flash him.
I wished the same at the time.

Once pulled level with a car when riding my motorbike, tapped on his window and shouted through his slightly open window he had no tail lights ......he wound his window down and thanked me. :eek:
 

pappajohn

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Private hire cars are my pet hate. .... One light in the gutter and one spotting planes....
Do they use their lights to stop with rather than brake?
 

bigtwin

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My pet hate is cracked or broken rear lights/brake lights that should be showing red to the rear but, in fact, show white light.

I find it very disconcerting and certainly wouldn’t drive my vehicle in that condition.

Ian

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Followed a new (68) panel van for around 6 miles country and town with no rear lights and ignored all attempts to flash him.
I wished the same at the time.

Once pulled level with a car when riding my motorbike, tapped on his window and shouted through his slightly open window he had no tail lights ......he wound his window down and thanked me. :eek:
It's because the led lights are so bright the driver can think he's got his lights on. I followed a Police car about 2 years ago with no rear lights on and just the front led's on and tried to advise but totally ignored
 
Aug 7, 2007
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It's the new cars/moho/trucks with LED running lights on and nothing else !! that bugs me ! that and the idiots driving around in town with spotlights on !! Police here last year had a blitz on them and caught over 100 in a few days.
More traffic cops needed on the streets !!
 

Northernraider

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The no rear lights really bugs me seems to be loads of them running round these days.

As others have said it's usually because they are fitted with front drl's and the dash lights come on with ignition.
Just goes to show that the new stuff they come out with to improve road safety often does more harm than good
 
Apr 26, 2022
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I couldn't help re-opening this old thread.

Is there Guinness Book of Records entry for spotting the most cyclops cars in one town in 30 minutes.

I claim it! FIVE! According to Google Timeline I drove 3.2 miles and that's the number I counted.... Three with the offside headlight out, two with nearside but at least four had a sidelight. The other looked like a motorcycle coming towards us!

Followed a new (68) panel van for around 6 miles country and town with no rear lights and ignored all attempts to flash him.
I wished the same at the time.

Once pulled level with a car when riding my motorbike, tapped on his window and shouted through his slightly open window he had no tail lights ......he wound his window down and thanked me.

We had a guy that we told that to and he disputed it and told us that someone had told him they were on! Who ever did that?

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Apr 18, 2013
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I couldn't help re-opening this old thread.

Is there Guinness Book of Records entry for spotting the most cyclops cars in one town in 30 minutes.

I claim it! FIVE! According to Google Timeline I drove 3.2 miles and that's the number I counted.... Three with the offside headlight out, two with nearside but at least four had a sidelight. The other looked like a motorcycle coming towards us!



We had a guy that we told that to and he disputed it and told us that someone had told him they were on! Who ever did that?
Maybe some of it is down to cost.
I know some of the headlight units are sealed, and are big bucks
Round here, I rarely see any, but plenty with DRLs on but no rear lights
 

Northernraider

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We had a guy that we told that to and he disputed it and told us that someone had told him they were on! Who ever did that?
i had to signal to someone once that their bunch of keys were hanging in the drivers door lock .... dont ask me how as we were travelling along a dual carriageway at the time at at least 40mph but their keys were in the door. So either the ignition and steering lock was broken or the pilloc had got in the car couldn't find the key they'd unlocked it with and used another one to start it. Never seen that before or since .. but anyway it took several attempts at shouting and pointing before they finally looked down at the door lock and gave a thumbs up.
 
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i had to signal to someone once that their bunch of keys were hanging in the drivers door lock .... dont ask me how as we were travelling along a dual carriageway at the time at at least 40mph but their keys were in the door. So either the ignition and steering lock was broken or the pilloc had got in the car couldn't find the key they'd unlocked it with and used another one to start it. Never seen that before or since .. but anyway it took several attempts at shouting and pointing before they finally looked down at the door lock and gave a thumbs up.
My car key doesn't leave my pocket now..... All contactless. Very odd they used a key to open door but not unusual to be able to press a start button so long as close to key.
 

Nanniemate

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Still dropping clangers and making it up as I go along
I find advising a bulb put is pointless the dashboard tells them it out and they ignore it why would they take advice from a stranger 🤔

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Northernraider

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My car key doesn't leave my pocket now..... All contactless. Very odd they used a key to open door but not unusual to be able to press a start button so long as close to key.
This was a while ago ... and a fairly old car . Don't think it had keyless start etc. Like I said no idea how he had done it.
 
Aug 27, 2014
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i had to signal to someone once that their bunch of keys were hanging in the drivers door lock .... dont ask me how as we were travelling along a dual carriageway at the time at at least 40mph but their keys were in the door. So either the ignition and steering lock was broken or the pilloc had got in the car couldn't find the key they'd unlocked it with and used another one to start it. Never seen that before or since .. but anyway it took several attempts at shouting and pointing before they finally looked down at the door lock and gave a thumbs up.
A copper came round to see me about some problems with the local yoof, on going to leave he looked down at his patrol car keys, "Oh Christ!" and ran off down the drive.

The key zapper for his car was faulty, he had to lock it the old way using the door lock. On taking his keys out the key end had stayed in the lock, he just had the top of the zapper left on his keyring. The car had been sat outside for half an hour with the key in the door, luckily no one nicked it!
 
Oct 18, 2021
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Its high intensity rear fog lights on with no fog

Yes, especially on the motorway when it’s p!ssing down. They’re usually crawling along at <40 mph in the middle lane and everyone approaching from behind is braking like crazy because they think the numpty is putting their anchors on for a hazard up ahead.
 

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