A Tip for Toyota Prius Drivers: Turn Your Headlights On at Night – Or Just Leave Them On All the Time, Your Choice

I’ll tell you, the reason why the LORD hasn’t smited all you bay area Toyota Prius drivers yet is because about fifty of you actually know how to drive, and, you know, actually pay attention to the task at hand. But as for the rest of you:  

“Looking at moving violations, Quality Planning found that Toyota Prius drivers get 0.38 violations per 100,000 miles driven, compared to an average of 0.23″

Nicht gut.

Now, there are reasons why drivers of Toyota Prius Hybrids don’t seem to be able to turn their headlights on at night the way other people do.* But those reasons aren’t important.

What is important is that you either:

 1. Take note of when the air changes color and then turn on your headlights when things start to turn black (Il metodo della Vecchia Scuola); 0r

2. Just leave your damn headlights on all the time.

Your choice. Just get-r-done.

Yet another Toyota Prius out at night without lights:

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So, I don’t want to hear any more complaining about how you don’t know which pedal to push, or you don’t know how to turn off the engine on your car, or how your HID headlights break all the time and they cost $1200 to fix. No no, the biggest problem you have, the biggest threat to your life when you’re behind the wheel of your Prius is you yourself.

Let’s keep that in s’perpective….

*And I’ll freely admit that Toyota is partially at fault for overestimating the abilities of its customers… 

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  2. Radio Bemba says:

    Another note to Prius drivers: You will notice that upon approaching an intersection, there will be solid lines perpendicular to the street; they will be designated crosswalks. Your task is to STOP your vehicle BEFORE you get to the lines; the lines are NOT reserved for Prius drivers.

    Also: You will NOT save battery life by not employing the use of a turn signal and it will help you avoid the ire of fellow citizens. Regardless of the fact that you will be driving along at a crawl, we are not psychic. Help us avoid besmirching your good mother’s name; use those lights!