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Not so bright drivers — 13 Comments

  1. Maybe they aren’t fog lights… They might be day time running lights? My car has the DRLs in the same housing as the fogs, and the last time I was over in the car most people flashed me to “tell me” my fogs were on.

    Crossing through the UK and then in Ireland, this must have happened 10 times, including being pulled over once by a guard because of it.

    Strangely, this never happens here… 

  2. well it was foggy here today, and they are probably the time who pour a drink mid day saying “cheers, its 5 0’clock somewhere”

  3. Did the gobshite driving that ship off Italy have his fog lights on?
    Or maybe it was something like this;

    This is the transcript of the ACTUAL radio conversation of a British
    Naval ship and the Irish, off the coast of Kerry, Oct 95. Radio
    conversation released by the Chief of Naval Operations. 10 – 10 – 95:

    IRISH: Please divert your course 15 degrees to the South, to avoid a
    collision.

    BRITISH: Recommend you divert your course 15 degrees to the North, to
    avoid a collision.

    IRISH: Negative. You will have to divert your course 15 degrees to the
    South to avoid a collision.

    BRITISH: This is the Captain of a British navy ship. I say again, divert
    YOUR course.

    IRISH: Negative. I say again, You will have to divert your course.

    BRITISH: THIS IS THE AIRCRAFT CARRIER HMS BRITIANNIA. THE SECOND LARGEST
    SHIP IN THE BRITISH ATLANTIC FLEET. WE ARE ACCOMPANIED BY THREE
    DESTROYERS, THREE CRUISERS, AND NUMEROUS SUPPORT VESSELS. I DEMAND THAT
    YOU CHANGE YOUR COURSE 15 DEGREES NORTH, I SAY AGAIN, THAT IS 15 DEGREES
    NORTH, OR COUNTER- MEASURES WILL BE UNDERTAKEN TO ENSURE THE SAFETY OF
    THIS SHIP.

    IRISH: We are a lighthouse. Your call.

  4. AM- Welcome back!  Definitely not daytime lights, otherwise I would see them during daylight hours.  It just seems to be part of the “look what I’ve got” syndrome.  If you flash them, they just go to full beam, not realising that the fog lights are very bright.  They are a fecking nuisance.

    Cat – As the old saying goes – “Any time is Urney time”.  Now I’m giving away my age again!

    Slab – That was hell of a tough fucking sandbar to do that much damage?  I think a rock or two may have had a hand in it as well?

  5. I think it’s because they HAVE cars with fog-lamps and they’re going to bloody-well use ‘em! A case of “look at me – aren’t my extra lights great?” Fact is, using fog-lamps without fog is an offence. Don’t know what the fine is in Ireland, but in the Netherlands it used to be 80 Euro and a fairly stern bollicking!  

  6. Johnny-boy – That is exactly what I mean by the “look what I’ve got” syndrome.  They treat them as if they were “go faster” stripes.  As far as I am aware, it is an offense in Ireland, but it is more lucrative to just chase drivers for speeding.  Certainly I have never heard of anyone being done for using fog lights.

  7. This is the transcript of the ACTUAL radio conversation of a British
    Naval ship and the Irish, off the coast of Kerry, Oct 95. Radio
    conversation released by the Chief of Naval Operations. 10 – 10 – 95:

    No it isn’t.

  8. The Lusitania I guess. Except the Irish lighthouse wasn’t lit as the keeper was drunk. I have seen it USA v Canada, GB v Germany, and now GB v Ireland. It’s as old  as Lille Marlene.(Or your good self.) 

  9. TT – I have even seen dubbed videos on YouTube.  I’m surprised they haven’t use the script to dub that damned Hitler one.

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