Daytime running lights (DRLs) have been in use in Scandinavian countries for 25 years, and in Canada, all new cars sold since 1990 have had DRLs by law. There has been little or no public reaction to them. However, some drivers in the United States are very much against them. In 1998, the National Motorists Association (NMA) petitioned the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration that DRLs increase visual glare, obscure directional signal lights, increase visual clutter, mask other roadway users such as pedestrians and bicyclists, reduce the conspicuity of motorcycles, distort distance perception, and reduce emergency vehicle conspicuity. NMA also claims that DRLs cause motorists to forget to use their standard lights, oftentimes leaving the rear of those vehicles unlighted.

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  • Publication Date: 1999


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  • Pagination: p. 4
  • Serial:
    • Driver/Education
    • Volume: 9
    • Issue Number: 4
    • Publisher: PDE Publications
    • ISSN: 1183-7314

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  • Accession Number: 00790710
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 26 2000 12:00AM