Twinkle, twinkle little star, turn on the lights of your car

Naomi and I are pleased to announce that it works! The signal works. Earlier tonight, an MPV driver was barrelling down the ECP, along with his MPV of course, but without the MPV’s headlights on.

Fortuitously, I was barrelling down the ECP on the outside lane close enough to him to pull alongside safely and allow Naomi to perform Twinkle Twinkle Little Star at the driver.

It took only a couple of seconds for the driver to change the question mark on his face to an exclamation mark, and then turn on the lights on his MPV.

We are resolved to take every available opportunity to signal in this manner to every stealth night driver we see, and then we will petition first, the LTA and then the international night driving signal authority to codify the Twinkle Twinkle Little Star signal as the universal signal for “please turn your lights on because it’s night time”.

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9 thoughts on “Twinkle, twinkle little star, turn on the lights of your car”

  1. do you use the same sign when you forget to turn off your lights and start driving around the next day with the hi beam on in broad daylight?

    in that case i think it should be the twinkle star motion with one hand and the finger with the other.

  2. do you use the same sign when you forget to turn off your lights and start driving around the next day with the hi beam on in broad daylight?

    in that case i think it should be the twinkle star motion with one hand and the finger with the other.

  3. i'm sorry…don't you need both hands to drive??? and also, what about good old headlight flashing? honestly, which scenario would you prefer:

    a. hands off wheel, knee driving, hands “twinkling” (and by the way do you also have to sign the song to make it work? is it a magical incantation??)

    b. the quick “click click” of the headlight controls with one finger?

    oh darlings, i hate to burst your bubble, but this could never be the international symbols for “turn your lights on” (can people even see your hands in the dark when said offense is being committed?)

    lovingly,

    marguerite french

  4. i'm sorry…don't you need both hands to drive??? and also, what about good old headlight flashing? honestly, which scenario would you prefer:

    a. hands off wheel, knee driving, hands “twinkling” (and by the way do you also have to sign the song to make it work? is it a magical incantation??)

    b. the quick “click click” of the headlight controls with one finger?

    oh darlings, i hate to burst your bubble, but this could never be the international symbols for “turn your lights on” (can people even see your hands in the dark when said offense is being committed?)

    lovingly,

    marguerite french

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