Driving Without Tail Lights at Night
I commute every day from Buckley Bay to Parksville in the morning and back after work. It is dark in the morning and still darkish in the evening.
I try to keep a “driving diary” to alert myself to repeated issues. One of the things that has been appearing frequently in my diary is “truck or car in front of me driving without lights”.
My previous commute (5 years ago) was from east of Chilliwack to Abbotsford, a 45 minute commute. Very occasionally I would see people driving without their lights on, but not that often.
It is definitely a Vancouver Island phenomenon – driving without lights. Of course, Vancouver Island drivers drive slower than Lower Mainland drivers and are more courteous, but this “no light” thing is extremely dangerous. A black truck in the dark with rain and fog is practically invisible until you are right on top of it.
I usually flash my high beam lights a few times to alert the driver that his/her lights are not on, but 80% of the time to no avail. Is this a good idea or not?