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post #21 of 36 Old 11-24-2008, 11:26 AM
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We are also required by law to put on winter tires..
And we always, always always have to have our lights on.. even in the summer which I don't understand
But it's very helpful in the winter
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Lights on even in summer do help ALOT. You can see an oncoming car much easier and earlier. All the cars here come with "daytime running lights" now -- basically headlights, but a bit dimmer. However, that doesn't turn on the tail-lights which are also very helpful.
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but the thing is that where I am there is constant daylight in the summer. I was driving home from work at just before midnight (I finished my shift at 11/11:30) and I could still see the sun
So the lights don't do much...
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We get snow just not very often and when it does it melts fairly quickly. I've seen 6-8 inches (about 17cm?) which is a lot for here. We are on the very southern border of Kansas. No one uses snow tires and most drivers freak out when 2-3 inches falls. The county and state do not have those big snow plows so if we got a lot of snow we would for sure be screwed They put sand down on the streets. Then when it melts the sand gets tossed up by the car in front of you and you get stone chips in your windshield
Northern and western Kansas get it pretty bad with blizzards and blowing snow.
I don't mind snow, its the cold temps that go with it that bothers me. As everyone who keeps animals knows, it takes twice as long to get everyone taken care of when everything is frozen.


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We have snow maybe once every ten years it seems... I consider an INCH of snow 'heavy snow'...

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but the thing is that where I am there is constant daylight in the summer. I was driving home from work at just before midnight (I finished my shift at 11/11:30) and I could still see the sun
So the lights don't do much...
You'd be surprised how much of a difference it makes in the daylight. I know I was when it started here. Daytime running lights only became mandatory on cars a few years ago so there are many here who still don't have lights on during the day. I can see the cars with lights WAAAAYY sooner than the others. And it's easier to judge how far away they are.
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M2G, those videos are enough to make no one want to drive when it is snowy. I'll just stick to my horse. Or like we do every time we get snow, a team with a sled. Lots better traction and control. :) LOL

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You'd be surprised how much of a difference it makes in the daylight. I know I was when it started here. Daytime running lights only became mandatory on cars a few years ago so there are many here who still don't have lights on during the day. I can see the cars with lights WAAAAYY sooner than the others. And it's easier to judge how far away they are.

It might be mandatory in some states. Here in Ohio the State Troopers
Cars do not have daytime running lights, they are disabled.

They (state) can disable safty equipment and no problem, but let
Them see you not wearing a seat belt and it will cost you $70.

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and we always, always always have to have our lights on..
We too. And I agree with northermama. Them help a lot, even in the summer.


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4 feet,1-2 feet is abought average for my part of minnesota.

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