Lights Out for Safety? I Think Not!
August 8, 2012 6:48 AM Subscribe
Why are my neighbors turning off their car's headlights before they pull into their driveways?
posted by Hanuman1960 to travel & transportation (25 answers total)
I have noticed at night, while walking my dog, that several of my neighbors do something, that I consider rather odd, while driving their cars.
They will be driving home from somewhere, and since it is at night they have their car's headlights on. But as they are about to turn into their driveways they will suddenly turn the headlights off and pull into the driveway in relative darkness!
I have seen more than one neighbor in the neighborhood do this, so it is not just one odd family, and in the instances that I have seen them do this their driveways are not that well lit, so it would seem to me that they are taking a risk in hitting any person or animal that might be in the driveway that they won't be able to see.
So, my question is, why would someone do this? They can't be teaching people this practice in Driver's Education classes, could they? I live in Western Massachusetts if that makes any difference.
If anyone will know, the Hive will know. Thanks!