So here is something that I have pondered in my 15+ years of driving.
I know that as a fellow courteous driver, I certainly like it when someone gives me the ole High Beam Flash to let me know that there is a cop sitting up ahead waiting to add some money to the counties coffers.
Whenever I see smokey sittin' on the side of the road, I do the same thing to other drivers.
I notice that some of them slow down immediately (I see their brake lights in my rear view mirror). Others don't react (or at least they don't hit the brakes) at all.
Here are my questions:
1) is there an accepted method for communicating how far ahead the cop is by the number of flashes of your high beams? Example: 1 flash equals <1 mile. 2 flashes equal about 2 miles. Or is it the other way around. Multiple flashes equals right around the corner, slow down immediately!!! and 1 flash equals he is somewhere in the next 5 miles.
2) is there a distance at which you stop flashing your lights to oncoming motorists? The fear is that if they react immediately, they will be looking around, and if they don't see him in the next mile, they will resume speeding.
Personally, if there is a cop on the road I am driving for the next 6-8 miles, I want to know about it.
3) what is the accepted method for warning others at night? Obviously the ole high beam flash will be met with animosity as people will think that you are telling them their highbeams are on. Plus, with zenons, I don't like to flash people at night so as not to burn their retinas out!
SO what is the rule?
Thoughts and suggestions welcome
Piece (yeah that kind)