Daytime Running Lights (DRL): Increase Your Rig's Visibility On The Road.
Nowadays, you may notice vehicles with their headlamps lit even in full daylight. This is not the latest trend. Before turning on your parking light in the same manner as everyone else, let me introduce you to daytime running lights (DRLs). DRLs are front-end lights on a vehicle that remain on while the engine is running. In comparison to headlamps, daytime running lights are weak and do not brighten the path ahead. The objective of daytime running lights is to improve a vehicle's visibility on the road. At night, headlamps and tail lights are lit, making them easily visible to other vehicles. However, most drivers turn off their lights during the day, making it more challenging to see other vehicles immediately.
DRLs have been shown to lower the number of daylight accidents. According to the National Roads and Motorists' Association (NRMA), DRLs had the most significant impact on decreasing severe accidents such as head-on collisions and junction crashes, as well as accidents involving pedestrians and bicycles. Furthermore, it is found that DRLs prevented fatal multi-vehicle daytime collisions by 25% while also lowering fatal pedestrian accidents by 28%.