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Old 05-27-2010, 04:56 PM
 
Location: San Francisco
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I don't get it. It's bright as heck outside and mine are on--should I turn them off or on?

What's the advantage? My lights automatically turn on when it gets dark, but why would I want my DRL on?
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Old 05-27-2010, 05:06 PM
 
Location: colorado springs summer/east valley Az winter
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been proven over and over that daytime running lights can be seen a lot easier and will get notice a lot of times when you wouldn't see the oncoming car! Particularly in cases where the sun is in the other drivers eyes. If I were going down the road I hope the oncoming cars see that I am there. Don't start passing that slowpoke~ I'm in the other lane!
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Old 05-27-2010, 05:14 PM
 
Location: Vancouver, B.C., Canada
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yeah they are for saftey and better visibility to other drivers so they can see you coming...
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Old 05-27-2010, 05:19 PM
 
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I think DRL work best in locales that have lots of rainy, foggy, overcast weather, conditions not quite dark enough to bother turning on the headlights. Here in SoCal it's not a big help... even at dusk conditions are fairly clear to make-out other vehicles.
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Old 05-27-2010, 05:28 PM
 
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DRL are federal law in all of Canada. They are also mandatory on all motorcycles sold in the USA.

Just as the high mounted brake lights have decreased rear end collisions, studies show that DRL reduce other types of accidents.
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Old 05-27-2010, 05:34 PM
 
Location: I think my user name clarifies that.
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I don't get it. It's bright as heck outside and mine are on--should I turn them off or on?

What's the advantage? My lights automatically turn on when it gets dark, but why would I want my DRL on?
Being seen.

My motorcycle headlight is on anytime the cycle is running. I always have it on High Beam during the daytime, because that shines the light higher and closer to people's line of vision. If it keeps people from pulling out in front of me, it's a good thing!
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Old 05-27-2010, 05:36 PM
 
Location: Eastern Washington
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Anybody got any objective data on DRL benefit?
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Old 05-27-2010, 05:39 PM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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Any reason not to use them?
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Old 05-27-2010, 05:41 PM
 
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Any reason not to use them?
Exactly! There's no valid reason that I can think of for not wanting them on. They can only HELP!
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Old 05-27-2010, 05:43 PM
 
Location: Inman Park (Atlanta, GA)
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My previous vehicle did not have DRL, I would just leave my headlights on all the time.

Last edited by George Chong; 05-27-2010 at 06:01 PM..
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