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View Poll Results: Should "Daylight Running Lights" be required in the U.S.?
Yes, always keep headlights on either low or high beam 12 30.77%
Nah, but it should be required on bad weather (Snow, Rain, Fog etc.) 21 53.85%
No, no need to have lights on during daylight 6 15.38%
Voters: 39. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 12-08-2009, 06:05 PM
 
Location: Concrete jungle where dreams are made of.
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Worse than that, which "drives" me crazy, are black cars which don't have their lights on when it starts to get dark. You can't see them. I have always wondered how can they see their dashboard?

Right, and it's ALWAYS the dark colored cars who don't have their lights on. Go figure.
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Old 12-08-2009, 06:42 PM
 
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One of the worst things is fog with gray vehicles.
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Old 12-09-2009, 02:03 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, USA
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In NYS it is the law that when it is raining, even in daylight, that if your wipers are on, you must put your lights on. You can get a ticket for not doing this.
Ohio and probably other states have the same law. I'm for it.
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Old 12-09-2009, 07:24 AM
 
Location: a swanky suburb in my fancy pants
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I know when I need lights (dusk, rain or other bad weather) and when I don't and lights on in bright sunshine is counter productive and can be confusing to other drivers. I wouldn't purchase that car. Lights on that I can't control would be a deal breaker for me.
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Old 12-10-2009, 03:07 AM
 
Location: Southwest Washington
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I have a gripe about them. People, having running lights does not mean you have lights on in the back of your vehicle. In fog, snow and rain you still need to turn on your regular headlights so people don't ram you from behind because they didn't see you.
My Volvo has automatic running lights in the front AND back. And a rear fog light too for very low-visibility conditions... I have even used it a few times in heavy rainstorms.

Whenever I drive other peoples' cars I always turn the lights on. It feels weird to drive without them on.
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Old 12-10-2009, 05:44 PM
 
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I hate these things!!!

They are blinding!!

In bad weather i can see them being usefull BUT NOT FOR GENERAL EVERYDAY USE!!
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