Headlights (or headlamps) are lamps attached to a vehicle that light up the road. They make driving at night a lot easier. It really helps being able to see where you are going. That’s why driving without your headlights on is dangerous and stupid. Most new cars have headlights that turn on automatically, but older models have to be turned on manually. It’s not uncommon to see someone driving around without their headlights turned on in a city because the streets are generally well lit and bright, no matter what time of the night it is. You should get the driver’s attention and point out that his headlights are off. Flashing your headlights is the universal way of saying “Yo dumbass, turn on your fucking lights!” And that dumbass will be thankful, because you made the world a safer place and he avoided getting a ticket. Sometimes you’re the dumbass driving without the lights on. You’ll try to justify it with some excuse or other. There is no excuse. You endangered lives. Somebody could have died. You should feel terrible.
Critically Rated at 7/17
Written, Rated, and Reviewed by Brendan H. Young