Have you ever driven past an auto accident and wondered if the people involved were seriously injured, perhaps even fatally?
If so, chances are seeing that “wreck” prompted you to start driving a little slower than usual (at least for a while) due to the fear of being caught up in a crash yourself.
The sad truth is auto accidents result in millions of injuries and deaths each and every year.
But did you know that simply driving with your headlights on will lower your risk of getting hit by another vehicle by 10%?
Several studies have found that driving with your vehicle’s lights on during the day greatly reduces your chances of getting into an accident.
That’s why so many new vehicles now come with Daytime Running Lights.
If your vehicle isn’t equipped with Daytime Running Lights you can drive with your headlights burning on low beam to achieve the same effect.
All you need to do is get into the habit of turning on the headlights immediately after starting the car and turning them off again immediately after stopping the engine.
Why is is safer to drive with your lights on, even during the day?
For the same reason why white cars are safer than cars of other colors…
It makes it a lot easier for other drivers to see you!
Bottom line: Unfortunately, auto accidents are a fact of life in the modern era. But simply keeping your headlights turned on while you’re driving can greatly reduce your risk of getting into one.
If you worry forgetting to turn off the lights and end up with a dead battery, you can always keep one of these awesome gadgets (#ad) in your trunk just in case.
To finish up, here’s a fantastic short video that explains 15 defensive driving secrets that could potentially save your life. Check it out!
Note: As always, you can watch the video at full screen by clicking the “square” icon that will pop up in the lower-right corner of the video after it begins playing.