Young Drivers of Canada Weighs in on Rear Daytime Running Lights

Can Rear Daytime Running Lights Reduce Collisions?

In a recent article in the Globe and Mail, journalist Jason Tchir tackles the controversial subject, do daytime rear running lights cause collisions and crashes?

According to Angelo DiCicco from Young Drivers,

“driving during the day with your low beams on and your taillights on, you’ll get a better following distance from the people behind.”

Young Drivers of Canada has always suggested that drivers turn on their lo-beams while driving during the day, regardless of whether they have DRL to provide greater vehicle visibility. Unfortunately, low-beams only make a vehicle visible through the front, potentially reducing the chance of a head-on collision. Statistics show that over one-third of collisions are a result of rear-end contact, a statistic that could be reduced with having rear-end lights on during the daytime.

To read the complete article, visit http://www.theglobeandmail.com/globe-drive/culture/commuting/do-rear-daytime-running-lights-cause-accidents/article26077653/