I don't want to turn this into a social (it already is?) or anthropological thread, but a good measure for judging how the young population is doing is to look at statistics of science ineptness. For example, you can look at outcomes of questionnaires or studies on what percentage of respondents in a particular age group believe the Earth is about 6,000 years old, humans are not derived from ancestors shared with apes, plate tectonics is just a far-flung hypothesis, the embryonic environment and characteristics of the brain are unrelated to gay tendencies, life on Earth is unique, recent global climate change is not man-made, easily-extractable oil reserves are plentiful and not diminishing, immunization causes more harm than good, my own (accidental, by upbringing), regional, personal religious believe is superior - and therefore it should be supported by the community/state/country, etc.
Try it. You'll find huge regional differences. And it's not the coasts that should fall off the cliff.
Frickin' facespace and all those whippersnappers!!!!!
Man, do you realize people said the same thing about you growing up? And I'm sure you have done a few things not quite legal either. Most people don't know they're breaking the law and aren't going to run out and buy new lights for their car because no one gets in trouble for it.
So stop the whole this new generation thing, because it's not 'this new generation' at all. You're just a bitter old dude, who probably isn't that old.
If anything, it should be an automatic stop to see if you are doing something else illegal.
Also, inspection stations that allow these cars to pass should be fined and lose their license to inspect vehicles for 6 months. That would stop it rather quickly.
So my car came with HIDs stock. One ballast burned out, I couldn't afford to buy a OEM replacement. So I bought an aftermarket ballast, should I be fined too? And I'm sure if people were made aware that they could potentially be fined, then they wouldn't do it.
Raise the awareness, and stop blaming it on the younger generation
OP sounds like a bit of a cry baby I'm sorry. Yes they can be annoying but no more than average idiot driving around with their brights on or one headlight aimed at the moon that I see daily. I've seen plenty of HID's in stock housing and never once have I been so blinded I thought I would crash. There are plenty of other things that scare me about the younger generation than a choice of headlights.
I did a HID retrofit using bmw x5 kendroin bixenon projectors. With the fact that the projectors cost me less than 50$ shipped, there is no excuse to be running drop ins when real oem projectors can be had for so cheap. simple 2 wire solenoids make wiring the high beams simple.
Ironically, while looking in my photobucket for a picture of my retrofit, I see an ad for HID's, where it looks like they photoshopped IN glare.
Sold my Fleet
04 330i doing OEM+ and fixing the last guys screwups.
no one has a monopoly on the *******s... but this generation seems to have a lot more of them...
Im personally a fan of the "English degree from a college costing about 150k total to go to" and then they complain they do not have a job. Well, you majored in a language you already speak, in a country where that language is primary, and its history can be digested on Wikipedia. You read a lot of books, all of which do not really develop any marketable skills, and you didnt even get good grades in school.
Of course your not going to get a job, your a POS. If you spent even 2 minutes thinking about your future, instead of thinking about how to make college as easy as possible and how to do as little work as possible, you may have figured out a better major and would have a chance of getting a job.
I do not feel bad for you. And yes i will take a large fry with that.
(yes there are exceptions to the rule, but those people would have succeeded with any major in college because they understand how to do a few things, manipulate people, position and market themselves and their abilities, understand general concepts of life, business, and socializing, and they are not stupid to begin with. - we all know them)