The recent tragedies on our roads and the inclement weather of late have prompted me to write this letter.
I for one would have thought it common sense to turn your lights on when weather conditions are dull/raining or if driving at dusk or dawn, but apparently I was wrong.
As the mother of a learner driver, I cannot believe how many people usually in dark or silver cars do not consider that it might be safer on the roads if they turn their lights on.
If we are ever going to reduce the road toll, shouldn't we be doing everything in our power to make ourselves more visible on the roads?
It doesn't cost anything to turn your lights on and it is something we should all be doing.
Just because you can see where you are going doesn't mean people can see you!
I know myself that when it is raining, your rear windscreen and your mirrors are covered in rain, your car might be foggy and you are trying to look in your mirrors for other vehicles it is easy enough to miss a vehicle coming if they don't have their lights on.
Imagine how much harder it is for a new learner driver who hasn't had the experience, or for an elderly person whose eyesight might not be 100 per cent.
If we can avert just one tragedy by doing this then it is very worthwhile. It should be mandatory for car manufacturers to install sensors in all cars so that lights automatically come on in dull light.