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Old 28.01.2014, 11:16
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Re: Day-time car headlights mandatory 1.01.2014

Police in Fribourg have said they will give everyone two month's grace to get used to the idea before they start clamping down.

Still a stupid idea IMHO.
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Old 28.01.2014, 11:19
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Re: Day-time car headlights mandatory 1.01.2014

Maybe they'll start giving friendly warnings about the lights rule when they stop people for not having their new vignettes next week.
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Old 28.01.2014, 12:05
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Re: Day-time car headlights manditory 1.01.2014

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I don't drive. No difference for me either.

But seriously if you can't spot a moving car in daylight without some form of lighting on the car then I'd suggest an opticians. Immediately.
Actually dark colored cars can blend in to certain types of scenery and if the day time weather is grey and raining if can be quite difficult at a first glance when pulling out of a junction etc.
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Actually dark colored cars can blend in to certain types of scenery and if the day time weather is grey and raining if can be quite difficult at a first glance when pulling out of a junction etc.
If it's grey and raining, the advice has always been to switch your lights on, though, so nothing new there.

I'm neither here nor there about having lights on in broad daylight. My car has a setting that switches them on when I start the car so it's not a biggy for me.

Now, if they could just start enforcing rules about people who fire up the retina-burning rear fog-light when there is the merest sniff of a mist in the air, that would do me just fine.
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Old 28.01.2014, 12:33
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Re: Day-time car headlights mandatory 1.01.2014

A good idea would be for all female drivers to keep their lights on, only then we could avoid at all cost.
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Old 28.01.2014, 12:52
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Re: Day-time car headlights mandatory 1.01.2014

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A good idea would be for all female drivers to keep their lights on, only then we could avoid at all cost.
Curiously it was a male driver who rammed into my car and totalled it a few weeks ago...
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Old 28.01.2014, 12:55
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Re: Day-time car headlights mandatory 1.01.2014

Maybe it was a cross-dresser
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Old 28.01.2014, 20:27
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Re: Day-time car headlights mandatory 1.01.2014

The OH pointed out something interesting (or not depending on your viewpoint) this evening when he got home from work. He'd passed one of the Nissan Leaf electric cars on the motorway and realised that by having to have their lights on all the time, it's effectively reducing their driving range before needing to be charged again. So much for helping the environment and reducing costs.
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Old 30.01.2014, 11:08
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Re: Day-time car headlights mandatory 1.01.2014

Just a word of Caution if you are in Basel on Basellerstrasse, today 30/01 remember your lights!

There is a police trap catching everyone outside my office

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Old 30.01.2014, 11:21
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Re: Day-time car headlights mandatory 1.01.2014

And a reminder they'll probably be out around the freeway entrances near Bern, ready to catch you for both headlights and vignette.
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Old 30.01.2014, 11:23
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Re: Day-time car headlights mandatory 1.01.2014

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And a reminder they'll probably be out around the freeway entrances near Bern, ready to catch you for both headlights and vignette.
not for at least 2 days

I'll add to that:
- exit A3 at Pfäffikon SZ (direction south)
- exit A2 at Lugano Sud (direction south)
- entry A2 at Chiasso (around the back of that shopping centre that nobody visits, direction north)
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Old 08.02.2014, 14:32
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Re: Day-time car headlights mandatory 1.01.2014

Just had a thought (yeah I actually do sometimes ). Does this law also apply to cyclists? Bicycles I mean. Because I would have thought it would help motorists see them so ought to be mandatory for them too.
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Old 08.02.2014, 17:49
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Re: Day-time car headlights mandatory 1.01.2014

Was looking at purchasing an Opel Agila. Went to take it for a test drive and the dealer reminded me to turn the lights on. I looked at him like he was mad.

Apparently this is the only model from Opel which is not equipped with daytime running lights. That is just an invitation for a ticket.

A few dealers selling the Agila have already modified it to confirm with the new law.

But the dealer where I test drove the Agila told me I have to pay the cost of switching the lights to run automatically during the day. Apparently there are two options, one costs chf 350, one costs chf 700.
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Old 08.02.2014, 17:54
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Re: Day-time car headlights mandatory 1.01.2014

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Just had a thought (yeah I actually do sometimes ). Does this law also apply to cyclists? Bicycles I mean. Because I would have thought it would help motorists see them so ought to be mandatory for them too.
Are you mad? ..... the majority, don't even use lights in the dark - which is mandatory (I do - I hasten to add).

I think I posted similar, earlier in this thread.
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Old 08.02.2014, 17:57
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Re: Day-time car headlights mandatory 1.01.2014

I have daylight running lights on my bike *smug look*
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Old 08.02.2014, 17:59
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I have daylight running lights on my bike *smug look*
Surprised you need them, wearing bright, fluorescent lycra.
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Old 08.02.2014, 22:55
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Surprised you need them, wearing bright, fluorescent lycra.
Good point. I am, of course, the one person on the entire planet who looks hot in lycra.

Or not.
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Old 08.02.2014, 23:31
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Good point. I am, of course, the one person on the entire planet who looks hot in lycra.
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I was hoping to go to sleep soon, now I have to be on obscene picture duty
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Re: Day-time car headlights mandatory 1.01.2014

In case you forget to light them, you'll get fined 40.-- from today

(when you could use that money to buy me beers...)

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