I would like to make a plea for readers to turn their lights on when driving. I can’t begin to guess the number of times I see unlit cars driving in fog, rain, snowstorms, at dawn and at dusk. When driving in traffic, you have a split second to check for oncoming cars or check the rearview mirror for what is behind. Cars with no lights take longer to distinguish. Newer cars with daytime running lights have only headlamps. Taillights do not come on unless the lights are activated. Some states have laws requiring lights on when wipers are in use. In the 1960s, President Kennedy began a safe driving campaign that required “Turn your lights on” signs be posted along all major highways. Please turn your lights on.
Marilyn Koback, Meridian
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