Are you driving in stealth mode? Please don’t!

Finally a break in the winter cycle of ice and snow then snow and ice and cold.

The temperature broke 50 degrees here in New Hampshire with a light drizzle. The combination of warm humid air and a snow cover has produced pockets of dense fog.

I was out on a rare shopping excursion and was amazed at the number of cars and trucks that are driving around without turning their headlights on. They are absolutely invisible. A number of these vehicles are “fog colored”.. muted grays and white. Many states have a “wipers on, headlights on” law. New Hampshire with it’s motto of “Live Free or Die” does not have this law. I love this state but sometimes the motto seems to be “Live Free AND Die”. Isn’t it common sense to make your vehicle as visible as possible to prevent other’s from running into you?

I am going to label this post as “Common Sense” because part of my role as an elder is to dispense wisdom. “Common Sense” is a misnomer, it is actually accumulated wisdom gained by a multitude of spectactular mishaps.

In the meantime, please turn on your lights when it’s foggy or you need to use the wipers. Remember to turn them off when you leave the vehicle if your car is so badly designed that it doesn’t have an alarm (idea: engineering design flaws are a good subject for a posting).

I want to keep you around, I can use the readership for this drivel.


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