What can you save on today? HJ Kit uncovers BIG deals on dash cams, sat navs & more | No thanks
Ask a Question

Are daytime running lights safe?

Do you regard daytime running lights as safe? I am amazed by the number of drivers who drive with only their 'running lights' on during the early evening and sometimes in darkness, thinking that as they can see their lights on the the rear of the car in front they have have their lights on. I feel not enough thought ever went into this 'selling point' and that something needs to be done to make people aware or even to get the car makers to add 'rear daytime running lights'.

Asked on by

DRLs were never a "selling point", as you put it. They were introduced in Sweden so that drivers pulling out on isolated roads could see that a vehicle was approaching. They were only ever intended to warn of approaching vehicles. PSA has been talking about DRLs both ends. But now that most new cars have automatic dusk sensing lights fore and aft the original problem that you describe has lessened. However, it could be a good one for those dot matrix signs on motorways. "Check all your lights are on."
Similar questions
What setting is it on new cars that allows them to drive with their front head lights on, but no rear lights? I have noticed this a lot, especially in the fog and rain. I assume it some kind of automatic...
I have a 2009 Volkswagen Eos and some of the LEDs in both rear indicator units have failed. I thought the advantage of LEDs is that they do not blow like ordinary light bulbs, could this be a indication...
I'm buying a Seat Ateca S because I'm not prepared to wait the 20 weeks delivery time or pay the extra £4000 for the SE model. If I wanted to retrofit automatic fog lights, instead of having to turn them...
 

Ask Honest John

Value my car

Amount to borrow
Sorry. The minimum loan amount is £1000
To pay back over

My credit score

Best available rate 9.20%

Total repayment £9,304.93

Total cost of credit £1,804.93

£155.08

60 monthly payments

Apply now

Representative example

The Representative APR is 13.2% (fixed) so if you borrow £7,500 over 4 years at a rate of 13.2% p.a (fixed) you will repay £199.21 per month and repay £9562.20 in total.

CarFinance 247 Limited is acting as an independent credit broker