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Highbeam Seeking Missle

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To destroy the high beam assembly on cars who's drivers refuse to dip or change to their low beams when approaching oncoming traffic.

These drivers will learn quickly to exercise this most basic of courtesies to other drivers.

jhomrighaus, Jun 03 2007

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[nuclear hobo, Jun 03 2007]


       //These drivers will learn quickly// unless, of course, they die in a head-on collision with said oncoming traffic as a result of being hit by a missile.   

       I'd have thought punishing thoughtlessness with violence was a bit mfd-ish, really - somewhere between rant and cruelty?   

       I suppose there might be an exception if the violence were a bit more ingenious.
pertinax, Jun 03 2007

       Now there's a real halfbaked idea - blind oncoming traffic with a laser.
nuclear hobo, Jun 03 2007

       Retro-reflectors might work.
ldischler, Jun 03 2007

       They are little tiny headlight sized missles. I'm figuring like getting hit by a rock while driving, little thump and headlight goes out.   

       Were not trying to kill people here just kill the high beams which can be quite dangerous rather than just inconsiderate. I have nearly struck pedestrians in town due to being blinded by the glare of some guy with his high beams on.
jhomrighaus, Jun 03 2007

       Paintballs would be fun. With tracers.
ldischler, Jun 03 2007

       Not long ago, I was driving on a dark road which was undergoing maintenance. The roadbed had been ground down, leaving a rather large curb-like bump at the end of the ground section. The normal "BUMP" sign was not present.   

       Upon hitting this rather large bump, one front tire went flat, both front rims were damaged, and both low-beam filaments went out. After changing the flat tire, I was forced to use my high beams for the rest of the slow trip home.   

       I was flashed multiple times, but of course the alternatives were to drive home with no headlights or to wait and pay for a towtruck about 50 miles from the nearest town. I chose to drive. Should I have been punished for this by having my remaining functional headlights shot out?   

Freefall, Sep 13 2010


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