Re: "Grey days a reminder to light up your vehicle," Nov. 9.
Thanks so much for Steve Wallace's story on daytime driving lights. I had been meaning to write a letter regarding this same issue.
Being a professional driver of a transit bus, I see on a daily basis, now that the mornings are dark, cars that have not had their nighttime lights turned on. As Steve mentioned in his article, starting or putting the newer-model vehicle into drive automatically turns on the daytime lights, but not the nighttime lights, which activate the rear lights of the vehicle.
The daytime lights also are not as bright as the nighttime lights. I have followed down the highway cars with no rear lights on at all except when they brake.
I've flashed my high beams, but usually get no response. Not the safest car on the road, that's for sure.
So just a reminder to flip on your headlight switch before heading out. It makes you a lot more visible and safe.
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