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shibuya
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Or does everyone drive with their brights blaring on STX? Pothole detection necessity possibly? I seem much more blinded at night by oncoming traffic than I was stateside lol.

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Topic starter Posted : November 11, 2011 3:41 am
Linda J
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They aren't driving with their brights on, well most aren't. It's because we drive on the left and stateside cars headlights are configured to to point down and to the left, which makes sense if your driving on the right. Right?

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Posted : November 11, 2011 10:32 am
WGAF
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What's the point? They are adjustable. You do have screwdrivers there don't you?

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Posted : November 11, 2011 12:53 pm
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Are they going to adjust everyone else's headlights, cause I don't think they were complaining about their own. ๐Ÿ˜‰ It's a nice idea but most do not do it, so I don't see the point. I just look at the road and not the headlights. But if you have a bit of night blindness I can see how that would be hard.

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Posted : November 11, 2011 1:11 pm
Bassman
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State side car's low beam point down to the right. That's toward the side of the road we drive on up north. So, when standard US cars are driven on the left side of the road the low beams still point to the right, directly at on coming traffic. How many islanders do you think will take the time or even know that they can adjust the aim of their lights?

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Posted : November 11, 2011 1:13 pm
DonExodus
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That would make it easier on the eyes, not worse.

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Posted : November 11, 2011 1:24 pm
fdr
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Nobody seems brave enough to address the subject line question. :@) You may be hallucinating, too, but the lights are bright in your face for the reason explained above!

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Posted : November 11, 2011 1:26 pm
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The VI senators are missing an opportunity to create a law that requires owners to adjust the headlights and then open a garage specifically for that purpose and tax the hell out of it! What are they thinking!!!!!????

Speaking of potholes......has anyone seen the almost new pothole repair equipment on island?? I have not seen it for months! But then I am looking for it from the bottom of one of STX finest potholes!!!

What a joke.......

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Posted : November 11, 2011 1:42 pm
WGAF
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Are they going to adjust everyone else's headlights, cause I don't think they were complaining about their own. ๐Ÿ˜‰ It's a nice idea but most do not do it, so I don't see the point. I just look at the road and not the headlights. But if you have a bit of night blindness I can see how that would be hard.

Does everyone there change their own oil? No. So there's no excuse. Just like anything else on a car. If you don't know how, you take it to someone that does. And you don't need a special facility just to adjust headlights. As a matter of fact, your owners manual will probably tell you how. You know. That book that's in the glove box that no one ever reads. People buy a DVD player and read the manual from cover to cover a dozen times. Buy a car and never open it even once.

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Posted : November 11, 2011 2:10 pm
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Most don't read manuals for anything, maybe look at some pictures at most. DVD are extremely simple for most and wouldn't need to read a manual. Now it sounds like you are very handy with things like cars but maybe not electronics. Which I personally would rather be (handy that is), but it just was not in the cards. I can't get my mechanic to do a correct tune up, I'm not going to pay him an even worse price to adjust some headlights. I really don't think headlights are a problem when I'm driving at night. Like I said before if they effect you that strongly you might be a bit night blind, just take it slower and I'm sure it'll be fine, not big whoop.

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Posted : November 11, 2011 2:27 pm
WGAF
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I can't get my mechanic to do a correct tune up, I'm not going to pay him an even worse price to adjust some headlights. I really don't think headlights are a problem when I'm driving at night.

And as long as you have places like CAM alienating candidates, you never will have a good mechanic.

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Posted : November 11, 2011 2:48 pm
MACLEOD
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I can't get my mechanic to do a correct tune up, I'm not going to pay him an even worse price to adjust some headlights. I really don't think headlights are a problem when I'm driving at night.

And as long as you have places like CAM alienating candidates, you never will have a good mechanic.

DITTO!!!

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Posted : November 11, 2011 3:31 pm
Ms Information
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Actually there are some cars out their with "NON adjustable" headlights. Some models of the Jeep Liberty do not have an adjustment and several cheaper Japanese imports are fixed as well. I had a car (can't remember which one.).maybe a Suzuki Vitara that the dealer said would not adjust.

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Posted : November 11, 2011 4:43 pm
BeachcomberStt
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Some do drive with their high beams on.
Some drive with only their fog lights on.
Some drive only with their parking lights on.
Then you have the ones who drive with NO lights on. They probably wondering why it so dark. lol

What I hate is when you are behind someone and their rear lights aren't working. Only when they put on the brakes, you see them.

Even when I was living in the states, I was told if the car's lights are too bright look down at the road toward the side of the road until the car passes.

I know some people who wear sunglasses at night. They aren't very dark lens. Don't know how they do it.
But I heard if there is a torrential downpour, put sunglasses on and you will see better, whether it is day or night. I didn't try it. Maybe it works.

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Posted : November 11, 2011 5:39 pm
loungestx
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The VI senators are missing an opportunity to create a law that requires owners to adjust the headlights and then open a garage specifically for that purpose and tax the hell out of it! What are they thinking!!!!!????...

If you really want it to go through quickly make it a holiday not a law. The "adjust your headlights to the left day", parades, everyone closes for the day....oh wait..nobody will be open to adjust the headlights.
-D

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Posted : November 11, 2011 6:32 pm
shibuya
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oh my goodness, fascinating. i did not realize the headlights were configured toward the right.

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Topic starter Posted : November 12, 2011 12:36 am
shibuya
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Nobody seems brave enough to address the subject line question. :@) You may be hallucinating, too, but the lights are bright in your face for the reason explained above!

lmao! :@)

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Topic starter Posted : November 12, 2011 12:37 am
WGAF
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Most don't read manuals for anything, maybe look at some pictures at most. DVD are extremely simple for most and wouldn't need to read a manual. Now it sounds like you are very handy with things like cars but maybe not electronics.

You are missing the point. People take more interest in their DVD player than their car. All people seem to know is gas and go. Then when an issue with their car arises they are stumped. Their tire pressure light pops on, they don't even think about reading the manual. Then they annoy a mechanic some where because their tires need air! Ever wondered why your mechanic is such a grump!

P.S. Electronics are part of all modern cars too.

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Posted : November 12, 2011 1:10 pm
Neil
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Also depends on the HEIGHT of the car you are driving.
The problem isn't so bad when you're sitting up higher, but when I drive my daughter's little car, it's blinding.

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Posted : November 12, 2011 2:26 pm
Hiya!
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Wgaf, I understood your point I just disagreed with it. And people not reading manuals is what keeps many of us in business. I know it keeps me in business. God bless everyone one of you that can't do your own fiances! I see nothing wrong with someone Not wanting to learn how to do everything, long as they work hard enough to pay someone else to do it. ๐Ÿ˜‰ We should be grateful NOT grumpy! ๐Ÿ™‚

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Posted : November 12, 2011 4:04 pm
jefgar
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It's the fog lights that really bother me. When's the last time we had fog? Fog lights on wet road surfaces create an enormous amount of reflected glare that's a real pain in the butt. Turn 'em off.

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Posted : November 12, 2011 4:38 pm
WGAF
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Wgaf, I understood your point I just disagreed with it. And people not reading manuals is what keeps many of us in business. We should be grateful NOT grumpy! ๐Ÿ™‚

In the real world, we don't get paid to put air in some ones tires because they're too lazy to read a manual or learn how to do it themselves.

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Posted : November 12, 2011 6:42 pm
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I firmly believe there is something in the air or water that makes you nutty in St Croix. Thanks for the laughs. The law is on the books, if I remember correctly. At least they were. Anything regarding the inspection process is dictated by the police commissioner. When I got my first car a zillion years ago, they did check to see that the lights were pointed in the correct direction for left hand driving. Dealers were required to adjust the headlights when they did a pre delivery inspection of the new cars. Importing a used car, you were responsible to do it. There are laws on the books for not having all of your lights working as well. Never seen anyone pulled over for that either.

It seems to me that if all of the rules and laws they had referring to cars and driving were enforced, things would be much better. It's either laziness or no one cares anymore. Here in St Thomas its seems the police only pull you over if you aren't wearing a seat belt, didn't register your car, or are talking on a cell phone. Run a stop sign,red light, or speed, no problem! In my last few visits to St Croix it did seem to me that they pull people over for more things than over here, where they are just working for a paycheck.

One of my recent rants on my Facebook page was:

Parking lights are for parking; use your headlights when driving at dusk!
Emergency flashers are for emergencies; use your headlights while driving in the rain!
Fog lights are for fog; use your headlights!
High beams are for dark conditions and should be dimmed when a car approaches 200 feet away! Or is it 100? (on the books, never enforced)

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Posted : November 13, 2011 12:40 pm
Linda J
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"Nutty on STX!!" How dare you!

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Posted : November 13, 2011 12:50 pm
Ronnie
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Don't start me up!

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Posted : November 13, 2011 2:02 pm
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