Wild Dog Adventure Riding

General => General Bike Related Banter => Topic started by: CycleC on March 15, 2019, 07:56:28 am

Title: Red Headlamp Covers- Stupid and Dangerous
Post by: CycleC on March 15, 2019, 07:56:28 am
Jeez chaps I need to share this, I was travelling to JHB the other day, early morning and it was still dark. Just past Kroonstad on the N1 I was behind a truck and pulled out to overtake , I saw 2 red tail lights ahead of the truck but in the overtaking lane, one would assume it was a car ahead, as I pulled out to overtake something inside said "WAIT" , I backed off and pulled back behind the truck and low and behold it was in fact 2 bikes heading toward me riding side by side with "RED HEADLAMP COVERS"  >:( >:( Seriously I could have caused the death of 2 bikers just because of their ignorance and stupidity. They were definitely adventure bikes. Please chaps if you have or know anyone riding with these RED headlamp covers please throw them away. 

Scared the sh*t out of me  >:(
Title: Re: Red Headlamp Covers- Stupid and Dangerous
Post by: Dirt Junkie on March 15, 2019, 08:00:04 am
recipe for disaster
Title: Re: Red Headlamp Covers- Stupid and Dangerous
Post by: Dux on March 15, 2019, 08:00:55 am
As far as I am aware it is illegal to have forward facing red lights
Title: Re: Red Headlamp Covers- Stupid and Dangerous
Post by: Dirt Junkie on March 15, 2019, 08:05:29 am
As far as I am aware it is illegal to have forward facing red lights
I'm sure it is
Title: Re: Red Headlamp Covers- Stupid and Dangerous
Post by: Grunder on March 15, 2019, 08:10:14 am
My question is,

We are all fairly intellectual ( :snorting:) and safety is one thing that is preached to death with motorcycling.  How did it not dawn on these chaps that their headlights might look like rear lights??  :eek7:

Maybe I am giving the average person out there too much credit
Title: Re: Red Headlamp Covers- Stupid and Dangerous
Post by: CycleC on March 15, 2019, 08:13:00 am
What is more amazing is surely a red headlamp cover will hamper the clear headlamp from doing its Job ?? I would think one would need light riding at night. Those 2 okes have no idea how luck they are  :dousing:
Title: Re: Red Headlamp Covers- Stupid and Dangerous
Post by: jaybiker on March 15, 2019, 09:21:46 am
I remember expressing concern ages ago about how some of the darker orange lenses could possibly be mistaken for red.

But actual red ones, forward facing, that's just too scary.  :eek7:
Title: Re: Red Headlamp Covers- Stupid and Dangerous
Post by: 2wdrift on March 15, 2019, 10:03:35 am
My question is,

We are all fairly intellectual ( :snorting:) and safety is one thing that is preached to death with motorcycling.  How did it not dawn on these chaps that their headlights might look like rear lights??  :eek7:

Maybe I am giving the average person out there too much credit
I think the average person is a lot less intelligent than you think.

To be honest I think these guys will be getting a well deserved Darwin award pretty soon, although I hope it doesnt happen.
Title: Re: Red Headlamp Covers- Stupid and Dangerous
Post by: GhostSixFour on March 15, 2019, 10:07:25 am
Perhaps they are"preserving" their night vision.. :)
Title: Re: Red Headlamp Covers- Stupid and Dangerous
Post by: punisher on March 15, 2019, 04:19:29 pm
i been harping on this for years , but alas , seeing so many red covers still just proves my theory that so many people are just plain stupid
Title: Re: Red Headlamp Covers- Stupid and Dangerous
Post by: RobC on March 15, 2019, 09:09:25 pm
Any coloured headlamp cover should be removed before dusk. Buy hey what do I know... :sip:
Title: Re: Red Headlamp Covers- Stupid and Dangerous
Post by: Sommer Ek on March 17, 2019, 11:03:11 pm
My f@#$k Marelize.
Title: Re: Red Headlamp Covers- Stupid and Dangerous
Post by: Oubones on March 18, 2019, 04:40:15 am
Some people are wise
Some people are less wise
Some people are just plain stupid.
Title: Re: Red Headlamp Covers- Stupid and Dangerous
Post by: Mikie on March 18, 2019, 06:16:54 am
I guess you could say they were riding with infra red  :eek7:

I will log off now  :peepwall:
Title: Re: Red Headlamp Covers- Stupid and Dangerous
Post by: onderbroek on March 18, 2019, 07:09:35 am
My question is,

We are all fairly intellectual ( :snorting:) and safety is one thing that is preached to death with motorcycling.  How did it not dawn on these chaps that their headlights might look like rear lights??  :eek7:

Maybe I am giving the average person out there too much credit

Common sense is nie altyd so common nie