LETTER: Driving safe means turning on your headlights

Send your letters to editor@peninsulanewsreview.com

I just wanted to put something in the paper to explain to people that do not realize that the taillights on their vehicles do not come on automatically as do the headlights. I feel the motor vehicle branch or manufacturers that designed this made a huge error.

After driving from up Island where it was raining, back to Sidney yesterday, we noticed that just about every car on the road did not have their lights turned on which then shows the taillights of a vehicle. People go out early in the morning, or drive home at dusk and while they have automatic headlights on, they do not have taillights. They do not even know that in many cases.

I wrote to the motor vehicle branch asking why the taillights did not come on automatically and was told people would complain because the taillights would burn out faster and have to be replaced.

Anyhow this is to let the people know about turning their headlights on in the morning and early evening and especially when it is foggy or rainy, or all the time. It really doesn’t cost anymore. Do it so people can see you better, and everyone on the road may just be a bit safer. One more thing – no cruise control when the roads are slippery, wet or frosty.

Stay safe all.

Marian Bates

Sidney

Just Posted

Potential statue slated for Oak Bay beach draws early criticism

A $50k donation from a 96 year old resident said to fund the project

Added webcams give drivers more views of Malahat and highway to Sooke

Five new DriveBC webcams installed in high traffic locations on Vancouver Island

Greater Victoria rugby players named to national Hall of Fame

Former Canada captains, Oak Bay’s Mark Wyatt and Victoria’s Hans De Goede to inducted this spring

Colwood applies for $325k to replace stairs in Latoria Creek Park

More than 200 residents sign petition to support grant application

Victoria boxer gets second chance after provincials

Fighter looks to win ‘box-offs,’ take spot at nationals

WATCH: Midnight mall break-in targets cash in donation bin

Thieves break-and-enter Tillicum shopping mall at 2 a.m.

UPDATE: Trees affecting travel at Comox Airport have been trimmed

Some YQQ flights have been rerouted or cancelled due to some trees impacting the safety margins

POLL: Do you support a speculation tax on vacant homes in Greater Victoria?

Homeowners have begun to receive letters asking if they should be exempt… Continue reading

47 men arrested by Vancouver police for allegedly seeking sex with teenage girls

Seven of those arrested have been charged as part of a two-month operation

Speaker Darryl Plecas says ‘justice’ needed for legislature employees

Plecas spoke to media at the opening of a pedestrian and cycling bridge in Abbotsford Wednesday

Advocate hopes B.C. legislature scandal leads to more transparency

‘Depressing’ that it takes a scandal to inspire freedom of information reform, says Sara Neuert

‘Dr. Lipjob’ avoids jail, gets 30-day suspended sentence

She will have to serve the 30 days in prison if she commits a breach during her two-year’s probation

Ex-Mountie involved in Taser death at Vancouver airport sues government

Kwesi Millington claims he acted in accordance with RCMP training

LETTER: Seniors home care, day programs expanding, Adrian Dix says

B.C. health minister responds to latest Seniors Advocate report

Most Read