We recently conducted a study observing over 1,500 cars travelling after sunset on a busy arterial road – and found that over 14% were driving without their headlights on.
That means about one in seven motorists dramatically increase their chances of causing and being involved in a serious incident on our roads during the evening peak hour commute.
This risk can be almost eliminated with the introduction of new technology, like daytime running lights and automatic headlights, although some of this technology comes with its share of flaws.
In another recent study, we found that vehicles equipped with the automatic headlight function can vary in activation time by more than half an hour, which may lure some drivers into a false sense of safety.
As a handy tip, remember to take note of your headlight indicator within your instrument cluster. Also, if you have daytime running lights or automatic headlights, make use of them at all times, but please turn your headlights on manually when necessary.
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