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Old 10-18-2012, 03:51 PM   #11
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The lights you speak of are there for visibility and safety reasons. Yes, even the DRLs.
Just because you can see well, doesn't mean everyone else can.

I'm glad we have mandatory DRLs here in Canada. I just wish there were DRRLs (DRLs for the rear lights). It's amazing how so many people tend to forget that at dusk, visibility is very difficult due to the low contrasting light.

I imagine those staunchly opposed to DRLs are the same ones that lament wearing a helmet while motorcycling.

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I too appreciate the multiple bulbs offered, each with their own specific task, whether it be for the front, side, or rear lamps.
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Old 10-18-2012, 05:30 PM   #12
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I agree w/ you 'bout the taillights however, i don't understand why ford insists on having all the exterior lights come on when you open the door... I can see activating the 'puddle lights' when opening the door but i don't need my parking lights, tail lamps and plate lights on....just silly
I enjoy that feature. I appreciate all the little safety features Ford designed into the Focus. Like BetaDnB said its more for safety for when you are on the side of the road and for people that park on the side of the road, so when they open the door, the lights will flash and get the cars coming down the road attention so they don't take your door off. Or worse, hit you or a loved one.

Now I wished Ford would somehow design a jammer into our cars to jam cell phone signals for people that are talking on their cell phones without using Bluetooth. (I'm just joking, I know its illegal to jam signals) I hate people the talk or text on their cell phones while driving.
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Old 10-18-2012, 05:40 PM   #13
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i think i'm bright enough (pun intended) to turn on my own lights when needed. I don't need a nanny. I stand by my prev. comments.
Unfortunatly the general population needs these nannies and having you be more visible at night when your doors are open is a no-brainer since many people get killed each year because they weren't visible. The car companies reduce lawsuits with this and more and more cars have this feature.
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Old 10-27-2012, 05:37 PM   #14
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I'm just annoyed that Ford skimped on the separate tail and brake lights for the sedan version of the Focus. It doesn't make much sense, and is yet another thing to add to the list of things the sedan never got.
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