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6 string rhythm's Comment
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Reminder to fellow drivers and rookies....

Use your light cancellation button, or whatever you wanna call it, just don't flick your HIGH BEAMS when signalling to another driving to pass. It's blinding, annoying, and against common sense. In the short time I've been out here, it seems to be getting more prevalent. When somebody is eyeballing their mirrors, why would he/she wanna see high beams flashing? Think about it. I've seen this posted in other forums over the years. I'm posting it here because this is primarily a place for rookies. Don't flash your high beams - be a thoughtful driver.

Jeez..... You think somebody would really have to explain this ...

Rick S.'s Comment
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Interesting.

I've seen (and use in common practice) trucks and cars (who are aware of it), flick the highbeams when BEING PASSED, to let the truck know when there's sufficient clearance to complete the pass. Usually get a "double flick" of the marker lights as a thank you.

So you're saying NOT to do this? I've seen drivers doing this for DECADES.

Rick

G-Town's Comment
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High beams flickering when its dark is especially annoying. I turn my headlights on and off several times regardless of the time of day signaling all clear to move back to the right lane.

Errol V.'s Comment
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The problem with Freightliners is the is no headlight blink-off button. All you have is flash-high beams with the turn signal lever. Sorry, 6-string.

You can still cut the running lights in any Morse code you like.

Rick S.'s Comment
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Brain farting here (need more coffee).

Done it both ways myself - flick the brights during the day - turn headlights off/on at night.

But I DO see tons of folks doing the brights thing at night. Can see how that would be irritating.

Rick

Errol V.'s Comment
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There's something I've seen, mostly by flatbed trucks: that thank you flash includes a floodlight/highbeam pointed backwards (right into my eyes!). This light is attached to the right mirror.

If I get many more like this, I'll second 6-string's rant!

Dan N.'s Comment
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Reminder to fellow drivers and rookies....

Use your light cancellation button, or whatever you wanna call it, just don't flick your HIGH BEAMS when signalling to another driving to pass. It's blinding, annoying, and against common sense. In the short time I've been out here, it seems to be getting more prevalent. When somebody is eyeballing their mirrors, why would he/she wanna see high beams flashing? Think about it. I've seen this posted in other forums over the years. I'm posting it here because this is primarily a place for rookies. Don't flash your high beams - be a thoughtful driver.

Jeez..... You think somebody would really have to explain this ...

No offense, but I think this is awfully petty.

I regularly have vehicles approach me from behind with their high beams left on (I'm sure you encounter this too) and I've never been "blinded" by taking quick glances in my mirror. Annoyed, for sure, but "blinded"? Come on.

A quick high beam flash is even less problematic.

Toughen up buttercupsmile.gif .

Courtesy between drivers seems to have dwindled over the years. Any I can get is much appreciated... even a high-beam flash! Keep 'em coming drivers.

DWI:

Driving While Intoxicated

Chris L.'s Comment
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I agree with 6 String on this, very annoying.

Patrick C.'s Comment
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Freightliner a may not have the button to "flash" their headlights, but Freightliner's headlights do not go fully bright for a few seconds. As long as they don't hold the bright switch back and just do a quick tug and release, the bright bulbs will come on, but will be dim.

Daniel B.'s Comment
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Agreed, absolutely hate this with a passion. I refuse to flash my marker lights as a thank you because to me its more rude than polite.

1: I dont need you to tell me where the back of my trailer is. I have mirrors.

2: Its absolutely blinding and they always flash their high beams conveniently at the worst time; right when I'm looking directly at them.

3: If you're going to do it fine, blink your low beams.

I get blinded and say " Gee thanks, I have 8 more hours of night shift to go and my eyes hurt already now."

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