"When you come up alongside, their DRLs are weakly illuminating the road in front and they seem oblivious to the fact none of the other outside lights are on."
(Directed at CSA) "You assume too much. See Nevada's response. The drivers face is illuminated from the low dash lighting so they dont realize their lights are off. Youd think theyd get the hint when they dont see their lights shining brightly but apparently not that observant."
TT, I'm not sure we're talking about the same things. Your scenarios described above are impossible situations with the automatic lights on my family fleet. If the conditions call for headlights, taillights, and dash lighting then Voila! you've got them, automatically. Feel the magic!
I'm not sure what those other motorists are doing or not doing.