Nighttime light during the day a hazard

Saanichton – Mr. Aiken should clarify that drivers in bad weather should only illuminate their rear taillights, side markers, and front signals which is one click above the unused position of your light switch and one click below your full headlight switch.

Older vehicles just need to pull their light switch out one position, not two.

Too many drivers are running their nighttime headlights during the daytime which is a major distraction given the power of some vehicles’ headlights.

Studies have proven that excessive illuminated lights have played a factor in many daytime accidents due to drivers’ depth perception being affected by bright headlights coming at them, affecting their judgment as to how far and how fast the illuminated vehicle is approaching. If you cannot see a vehicle in the day, and if you cannot see a vehicle with daytime running lights during the day, then you will not see a vehicle with nighttime headlights on during the day, so you better give up your licence for the sake of others.

Stu Walker Saanichton

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