Blinded by the Light

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Perhaps it was the fact that the sun suddenly came out after a few days of rain and overcast skies in Seattle, but on my way home late this afternoon, I was suddenly blinded by the light.  No, not trying to reference a bad song of years ago, but an Accord driving infront of me that was emanating an intense light from its lisence plate area.  Coming to a stop at a traffic light, I realized that it wasn't a design flaw of the car, but that the owner had decided to add a custom chrome license plate frame.  As the sun shone on it,  light was reflected so brightly, that it was as if the car had a set of extra strong HID lights shining from the back of the car.  Trust me, it's difficult shielding one's eyes from light coming so strongly from the back of a car!  Realized that custom license frames made out of chrome or steel are not a good idea.  It might look good on your car and draw attention to whatever you want to say or advertise, but it might also leave your fellow drivers agitated at best, or blinded at worse!

Tom Davis
Harrington ERA,DE Homes For Sale, $$ Save $$ Buy Today ! - Dover, DE
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Good point, I will keep this in mind when I order a custom one in the future... plastic would be best... I wouldn't want to blind my real estate customers with my license plate!  Yikes!  Not professional! 

Thanks for the tip!

Tom Davis

Mar 26, 2010 02:56 PM
Ralph Gorgoglione
Metro Life Homes - Palm Springs, CA
California and Hawaii Real Estate (310) 497-9407

That's happend to me a few times too.

Not fun.

Mar 26, 2010 02:56 PM
Marchel Peterson
Results Realty - Spring, TX
Spring TX Real Estate E-Pro

Hilde, I have not noticed a custom tag but I have noticed some new headlights that seem like they are always bright.

Mar 26, 2010 02:57 PM
Don Wixom
RE/MAX Executives Nampa, ID - Nampa, ID
"Looking out for your next move..."tm

Hilde, I'm glad you weren't so blinded that you crashed! This is good advice to beware of extra reflective stuff on your car as the sun begins to shine!  Come on SUN!

Mar 26, 2010 03:02 PM