November 13, 2006 8:11 PM Subscribe
What are common courtesy signals for driving at night on highways?
posted by ztdavis to travel & transportation (27 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
It seems like every time I go on a long drive I see at least one person flash their brights, turn their lights on and off, etc. I'm not referring to the obvious circumstances, like warning the other driver they have their lights on, etc., but situations where one person is letting the other person know it's okay to pass, thanks for letting me pass, OMG DUDE DEER, or the like.
So is there some secret headlight vocabulary that I'm missing out on? An accepted system of one blink, two blink, lights on then off type dealio, or am I just imagining this phenomenon.