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    New Concept...What Do You Think?

    Ok, I have been thinking about this concept for several years now. I have seen a couple of similar things to this, but nothing as functional... Here is my concept and I would like everyones honest opinions, Flame or not.

    I first have to say that I hate driving in Michigan where I reside because not a single person knows how to drive worth a crap! If their not tailgating their driving 15 mph below the speed limit or 20 over! So here is what I suggest. This would require a dual screen setup using windows xp extended desktop over 2 monitors. One monitor would be the controlling part for the driver and the 2nd monitor would be mounted in the rear of the vehicle so that it is in plain view of other drivers. It would have several different buttons that the driver could press to send messages to other drivers. So lets say someone is following too closely for your comfort on the freeway and your driving safely at 75 to 80 in a 70mph zone so you shouldnt have to move over, you could press one of the buttons and display a message to the rear so that the tailgating driver can see it. It might be something like this...



    I dont know, maybe this type of thing would reduce road rage or something...
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    I have thought of simmilar things.
    Another thread some time ago suggested using one of those scrolling message marques, the ones with an array of small read lights that are programmable for messages.

    Some officer might have a problem with it... some jackass might shoot you.
    Some dick might run into your car and say the sigh distracted him...

    All in all consider the risk vs reward.
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    Could we setup a catapault with flaming bags of poo? Just launch one at anyone who annoys you!!
    I have wished for this kind of thing before but I have to agree with TruckinMP3 sounds like it would get you into trouble with the wrong person.
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    Quote Originally Posted by reddeath30
    I dont know, maybe this type of thing would reduce road rage or something...
    As much as I LOVE the idea, the legalities of such a project are definitely in question.

    I've always wanted a message that says You must be gay, since you enjoy getting so close to my ***!
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    Quote Originally Posted by DarquePervert
    As much as I LOVE the idea, the legalities of such a project are definitely in question.

    I've always wanted a message that says You must be gay, since you enjoy getting so close to my ***!
    Im thinking that it would be no different than bumper stickers. You know like "This vehicle insured by smith and wesson", or "Keep honking, Im reloading", etc.
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    would be cool if you could rig it to the little depth things on some cars (like on lexus tells you how close you are to something when pulling into garage or something) so that is a person gets within too close it would automatically blink with like yellow and red to get their attention so they know they are too close or something...

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    that is a cool idea and i had always thought of using those scrolling message bars as well like the other guy mentioned

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    Quote Originally Posted by reddeath30
    Im thinking that it would be no different than bumper stickers. You know like "This vehicle insured by smith and wesson", or "Keep honking, Im reloading", etc.
    Not quite. Most bumper stickers I read are not directed to me (or I hope not). But if I, all of a sudden, see a personalized message obviously targeting me then I will respond differently. Probably by ramming his car into an oncoming gas truck.

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    Oh my life would be complete with a setup like this Red. I've considered a scrolling sign, and even making some big *** hand-written signs to keep in the car.

    Not all messages would be for retaliation purposes

    Messages I would like:
    Bright lights on
    Headlight burned out
    Breaklight out
    Turn signal on
    Thank you (for those that let you in traffic)
    Slow down
    Cop ahead
    Construction
    etc...
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    Quote Originally Posted by SnyperBob
    Messages I would like:
    Bright lights on
    Headlight burned out
    Breaklight out
    Turn signal on
    Thank you (for those that let you in traffic)
    Slow down
    Cop ahead
    Construction
    etc...
    I would load mine up with pick-up lines for the hot girls that pull up next to me.

    I've always wanted to use the scrolling marquee signs, but I'm 99% sure that there's a law against using non-factory-installed signs or internal lighting viewable from the exterior.

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