Traditionally, most drivers think of their car’s headlights as something they use to see better when it’s dark out. While this is certainly one component to consider, what you really need to think about is how your headlight usage may impact other drivers.
In this sense, driving with headlights on during the day may not change your own driving habits and abilities at all, but it can still help you avoid a crash by making you more visible to others.
Accidents from all directions
Headlights are brighter than running lights, so they make you stand out on the road. This reduces the odds of someone crossing into your lane and hitting you head-on, experts note. A driver who is somewhat distracted and drifting across the street may see your headlights, look up and correct their course.
There are those who argue that all you really need are your daytime running lights. Again, these can help, but they’re not the best. For one thing, turning on your headlights also turns on your rear lights, which your daytime running lights do not activate. Therefore, flipping your headlights on can actually reduce the odds that you get rear-ended.
Have you been injured?
Little tricks like this can definitely help to keep you and your family safe, but car accidents do still happen. If you get injured in a car wreck, you must know what legal steps to take. Our firm can help you look into your options, determine your needs, and settle on a strategy to seek the compensation you deserve.