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Old 01-30-2013, 01:53 PM   #7
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Originally Posted by cobie56 View Post
so do north americans... i've always heard of 'low beams' being called 'dipped beams'.
in fact, when ur brights are on and u have on-coming traffic you 'dip' ur beams....
standard american english... just sayin' :)
I had never heard that... but I have also always lived and grown up in the Chicago suburbs or a city and so I only ever use my hi-beams when people are passing or to tell others at a stop sign to go. Maybe a RARE occasion when I drive to the middle of nowhere in Wisconsin and there aren't other cars. Otherwise, there are ALWAYS oncoming cars and I don't use the hi-beams.

Of course, my car doesn't automatically go to low-beams when there is oncoming traffic... that'd be nice.

EDIT: Although, I am horribly uncultured.
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