| >| Well, considering I used to run all the time with the lights on in my
| >| old truck, it's not much of a change for me. The switch on the old
| >| truck was easy to hit and was on the way to the brake release and
| >| back, so it was nothing to turn full headlights on (no DRLs on the 94
| >| Jimmy).
| >| I agree, I can't tell you how many times I see a GM vehicle cruising
| >| around with the amber DRLs on when they should have full headlights,
| >Yes that is true. But it isn't just the models with the amber DRLs that
| >situation is happening with. The amber DRLs just make the situation more
| >| especially in the rain, and both my parents have been guilty of this,
| >No surprise. Nearly everyone (and I mean damn near everyone) at my office
| >drives a late model GM vehicle is guilty of this. My next door neighbor, is
| >guilty of this (leaves out of here during morning fog with nothing but DRLs
| >tail lights), except on the LeSabre where they have yet to figure out how to
| >turn the lights OFF!. My office overlooks the entrance and parking area.
| >Those driving other manufacturers vehicles seem to be better disciplined and
| >actually have their regular lights on whe it's foggy in a much higher
| >percentage compared to the drivers of the GMs. Maybe because operating the
| >lights manually makes it a intuitive habit...something they have to do (thay
| >haven't been trained to do otherwise by a so-called "auto" system, in other
| >| I've even suggested they turn the lights on a few times.
| >Why? They're "automatic", aren't they? ;-) That's the response I usually
| >get. I don't waste my breath any more.
| >| It was a
| >| little weird getting in my dad's Durango back in July when I had to
| >| drive it at night and I actually had to turn the headlight switch to
| >| turn the lights on.
| >Why would it be weird if you were used to the habit of hitting the switch
| >anyway (on your old truck).
| I had been out of the old truck for about 7 months at that point. I
| usually rely on the automatic system for the headlights in my S-10,
| unless it's raining, foggy or that in-between time where the lights
| cycle on and off. When I leave work, I hop in the truck, start it up,
| drop into gear, release the e-brake and the lights pop on, so I really
| don't have a choice on that.
I see. You've been assimilated! ;-)