Issue: June 2021
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Next deadline: June 25

KEEP THE LIGHTS ON AND STAY SAFE

Effective April 13, 2009 we were advised that all automobile drivers MUST HAVE THEIR LIGHTS on when driving on Nova Scotia roads.

IT'S THE LAW!

The Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal "information release" on this new law has an effective date of April 13, 2009. Here we are 12 years later and there's still no pressure for this law to be followed! As per the bulletin released in 2009: Quote: "Daytime running lights help oncoming drivers see you better, especially when turning onto a road from a driveway or at an intersecting street. They have been shown to reduce crashes. Check to make sure your vehicle's daytime running lights are working properly. If your vehicle does not have daytime running lights, you must use your low-beam headlights.

Help keep our roads safe by making sure your daytime running lights or low-beam headlights are on during daylight hours." End of Quote.

NOTE: not only are the running lights of far too many vehicles on our roads NOT on during the day but the vehicles with the capabilities of the driving lights automatically activated once the vehicle is started up, by the "turning of the key", only activates the head lights! WHY DOESN'T THE KEY TURNING IN THE IGNITION AUTOMATICALLY TURN ON ALL LIGHTS - FRONT, BACK AND SIDE?

ie headlights; tail lights; side lights; etc. When the car is turned off, all headlights, tail lights, side lights, etc. automatically shut off. By having ALL the lights automatically turn on when the ignition key is turned to the "on" position, then our roads MAY become safer whether it's sunny out; foggy out; snowing out; raining out and yes, when the sun has gone down and the night has fallen it will definitely make our vehicles a lot easier to see and hopefully reduce the number of accidents. The only lights a driver will / should control are the high beams.