evodesire wrote: »
You noticed it too? I see many of taxis using the new Vios drive around with hoods unlatched. Whats the reason behind this?
Papichulo168 wrote: »
"along with turning on the hazard lights during the rain"
Pag sobrang lakas ng ulan bumababa ang visibility all the more you need to be conspicuous as possible. It also tells the drivers behind you to slow down.
mazdamazda wrote: »
Sorry but heavy rain is not a valid reason to use hazard lights. Use it only if you are parked during an emergency, was involved in an accident, or to warn other drivers that there is danger ahead (like a car stopped in the middle of a highway).
You are losing the ability to use your signal lights to indicate that you will be changing lanes. And you will be confusing other drivers, and will be hard to distinguish parked vehicles in REAL emergency or was in an accident. Plus, our heavy rains here in the PH are nothing compared to the blinding snowstorms of other countries.
As per Atty. Robby Consunji of Top Gear PH:
"The Vienna Convention on Road Traffic provides that "the hazard warning signal may be used only to warn other road users of a particular danger: a) when a vehicle that has broken down or been involved in an accident cannot be moved immediately, so that it constitutes an obstacle to other road users; and (b) when indicating to other road users the risk of an imminent danger.
The Vienna Convention forms part of Philippine law, as we are a contracting party to it. It is ratified by P.D. Nov 207 in 1973.
The use of hazard lights in heavy rains can lead to distraction and confusion. Safety experts recommend the use of parking lights and headlights in blinding rain, or the installation of a rear fog light."
kingarcher25 wrote: »
maybe its time to introduce a separate light for the hazard para magamit mo yung signal light kahit naka hazard ka.
Isang quick fix dyan e yung reverse light na lang yung gawing hazard.