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Vampyre
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Vampyre Mar 19, 1:16am - #128756 

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Racing & Hazard lights

I do suppose this could go into the racing forum but I felt it was more of a general question than about have being beaten by or beating a specific car or how to race.

But what's with people turning on their hazards when they either win or are passing to win a street race?

My best guess is it's like a form of mocking the other person..

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RedSunCelica Mar 19, 1:47am - #128757 

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i usually throw them on to say bye to a friend when we take different freeways or when i kick the shit out of someone and decide the race is over. but now everyone throws them on for different shit and its getting annoying

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SR71 Mar 19, 2:31am - #128758 
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It lets the people watching at the starting line know who one. Sometimes at night its hard to see the finish

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tru_Asiatik_Pride Mar 19, 2:34am - #128759 

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Originally Posted by Vampyre
I do suppose this could go into the racing forum but I felt it was more of a general question than about have being beaten by or beating a specific car or how to race.

But what's with people turning on their hazards when they either win or are passing to win a street race?

My best guess is it's like a form of mocking the other person..

i turn it on when i have an emergency and have to pull over to warn ppl and so they can see me laughsilly laughsilly
anyways yeah its more of an insult to the car behind, to me it means that the to the car behind "needs to pull over coz he's too slow" grin
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Evan Mar 19, 3:30am - #128760 

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Originally Posted by SR71
It lets the people watching at the starting line know who one. Sometimes at night its hard to see the finish


Exactly.

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RevMonster Mar 19, 3:30am - #128761 

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It's supposed to signal that the race is over. Otherwise, you'd be 4 lengths ahead and the ricer would think he won because you slowed down and he passed you.

I usually use them to warn cars when I'm doing something unusual. Backing up a freeway exit, double parking... stuff like that.

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Evan Mar 19, 3:31am - #128762 

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Originally Posted by RevMonster
It's supposed to signal that the race is over. Otherwise, you'd be 4 lengths ahead and the ricer would think he won because you slowed down and he passed you.

I usually use them to warn cars when I'm doing something unusual. Backing up a freeway exit, double parking... stuff like that.


You do that often? crazy

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RevMonster Mar 19, 3:59am - #128763 

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Done the freeway exit thing a few times... when you're in a hurry late at night and miss the enterance.

Double parking... only when I really want Starbucks and can't find a spot.

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Evan Mar 19, 4:01am - #128764 

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Originally Posted by RevMonster
Done the freeway exit thing a few times... when you're in a hurry late at night and miss the enterance.

Double parking... only when I really want Starbucks and can't find a spot.


lollol

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slidr Mar 19, 4:03am - #128765 

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Originally Posted by RevMonster
It's supposed to signal that the race is over. Otherwise, you'd be 4 lengths ahead and the ricer would think he won because you slowed down and he passed you.

I usually use them to warn cars when I'm doing something unusual. Backing up a freeway exit, double parking... stuff like that.
Yeah, I was gonna say. It's not to mock people, it's to signal that the race is won, and the person isn't going to try anymore.

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se7enmodgt20 Mar 19, 5:29am - #128766 
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Originally Posted by Evan
Originally Posted by RevMonster
Done the freeway exit thing a few times... when you're in a hurry late at night and miss the enterance.

Double parking... only when I really want Starbucks and can't find a spot.


lollol

lol that's funny!!
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