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Old 01-10-2008   #1
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DRLs - a Question

I'm probably being rather naive here but can someone explain (in Laymans terms please) the DRLs and whether they are something I have to switch on or program etc. There are no lights on at present while I am driving, unless I switch the headlights on) . (I am thinking that DRL stands for something like Daytime Driving Lights)

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Daytime Running Lights

Its a soon to be mandatory EC directive, so they will start appearing soon on all cars.

You can program them on and off in the menu.
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Interesting to read in the paper that many European countries have found that since the use of DRL's has been compulsory it has pushed up accident figures by quite a margin. From what I remember Austria has now repealed the law.
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Re: DRLs - a Question

Quote Originally Posted by mark@vorny.co.uk View Post
Daytime Running Lights

Its a soon to be mandatory EC directive, so they will start appearing soon on all cars.

You can program them on and off in the menu.

Cheers - found it - I was looking for a switch
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Interesting to read in the paper that many European countries have found that since the use of DRL's has been compulsory it has pushed up accident figures by quite a margin. From what I remember Austria has now repealed the law.

They were compulsory in Austria in 2007 when I went, although people were saying they didnt like them and that they may be causing accidents, hence the idea may get withdrawn.
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How do they cause accidents - any theries or news?

I used to have on the lights (not main beam but the side lights) nearly all the time when I had a small dark car and did a lot of rural driving when it was overcast or similar - I think people will always notice you better.
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