A welcome reminder on a rainy day
It was nasty out there this morning. In rain like this, I generally avoid Interstate 95 because of all the kamikaze drivers out there who won't take 5 mph off their travel speed as a concession to a steady rain. I figure it might take me five more minutes on U.S. 1 -- or I may miss a half hour of being stuck behind a tractor-trailer crash.
Anyway, it was a pleasure to be greeted this morning with an email from Morton Weiner of Baltimore, a man of uncommon good sense. Weiner made the following points, which I pass along unedited:
1) During inclement weather the electronic signs over the beltway should flash reminders for drivers to turn on headlights. There are so many drivers that neglect to do so. And it is the law!
2) Since most auto sales persons do not know that vehicles with running lights do not include having rear lights on at the same time, could you include that in one of your articles? I am certain that lots of drivers are not aware of that. Another reason for headlights during inclement weather. Since that includes turning on rear lights.
3) Headlight alignment! Have the electronic signs occasionally flash a reminder "have you had your headlights alignment checked recently?" There are so many vehicles that blind you with that problem. Since we no longer have annual auto inspections a reminder might be a good idea.