“Hazard” in the rain

What about those drivers with the hazard lights flashing during the rain? What’s up with that?

Hazard lights are meant to be used only in emergency situations such as these.

  1. If your car breaks down and you are forced to park on the shoulder.
  2. If you are in an accident and your car is interrupting the flow of traffic.
  3. Basically when you find that your car is in a position to be a potential danger to another car and you need to draw attention to it.

The way I see it, these people are either of these two types.

The first type are those who think that the flashing light would make their vehicle more visible in the rain. They do not realize that the hazard light causes confusions to other road users. These people apparently think that they are smarter than everybody else.

The second type of road users turn on their hazard lights during the rain because others also do it. They are basically copycats. By definition, they are the “one who imitates or adopts the behavior or practices of another”, without knowing the logic behind it.

Serial killer copycats have reasons for doing what they do, albeit all of them are mentally sick. These copycat road users just follow blindly.

These are very bad type of people. They are the ones who contribute to the statistics of copycats. The more we have these copycats on the road, the more likely others who don’t know any better to think that they are supposed to turn on the flashing hazard lights during the rain.

What do you think we should do to teach these people? Any ideas?

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