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Old 04-07-2009, 09:40 AM   #1 (permalink)
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It just got slightly harder to save a tiny amount of fuel in Nova Scotia

New law makes vehicles more visible to other drivers

COUNTY - As of April 13, drivers must light up when they get behind the wheel. That's the day when the province's new legislation goes into effect requiring all vehicles to use daytime running lights.

The lights have been mandatory on all vehicles manufactured and sold in Canada since 1990. Drivers who don't have automatic daytime running lights will be required to use low-beam headlights during daylight hours.

Daytime running lights have been shown to reduce daytime injury crashes by three to 10 per cent.

I know some people vehemently oppose mandatory DRLs (and likely laws like this for cars without automatic DRLs). I don't happen to be one of them. I've driven enough 2-lane highways to know they make a difference.

But I use mine selectively (via a disabling switch) - they're of little safety benefit on a divided highway, for example.

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