IF YOU TAKE A LOOK AT
AND UP AUDI A6, A4, A3, THE FIRST THING CATCH YOUR
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STRIP HEADLIGHTS. BUT A LOT OF AUDI OWNERS ARE UPSET BECAUSE THEY HAVE
OLDER MODELS WITHOUT AUDI'S NEW DESIGN HEADLIGHTS.
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DAYTIME RUNNING LIGHTS LAW
In 2008 a new law was
passed by the European Commission that meant
all new cars and small vans purchased after February 2011 had to have
daytime running lights, and lorries will follow suit from August 2012.
The new vehicles will have the daytime running lights (DRL) that come
on automatically when the engine is started. This law will not affect
cars bought before this period and DRL´s will not have to be
Daytime running lights are not new to the UK. Volvo´s were
vehicles that came with these as standard, although the driver did have
the option to turn them off. Volvo´s were fitted with
DRL´s due to the
laws in Sweden and have always been seen as a safety feature. The
European Commission had introduced this law on advice that there could
be a significant reduction in road deaths and serious injuries. Those
that are opposed to the new law argue that the glare from these lights
will be distracting. There is also concern over motor cyclists and the
possibility of a rise in pollution due to increased fuel usage.
In a report for the Department for Transport it was confirmed,
"There is substantial evidence that the mandatory use of DRL would
provide a net accident reduction. However, the evidence concerning the
magnitude of the effect and particularly the relationship with accident
severity is considerably weaker."
Many manufacturers are already planning and designing their new
ranges of cars and vans with the future regulations in mind. The new
range of Audi´s (which can be seen below) will all come with
running lights as standard.
Audi have tried to combat the issue of increased fuel usage by
designing their new lights with LED´s. LED´s use
less watts (about
5-10) when running compared to headlamps which consume 110 watts. The
difference in the amount of power used will have a big impact on the
amount of fuel used. Expect to see the majority of manufacturers follow
suit by using LED daytime running lights as the economy will be used a
selling point for new vehicles.
RUNNING LIGHTS FROM 2011
* Could save 5500 lives a year
* European Parliament expected to approve it
* Britain opposed to plans, but can't block them
All new cars could have headlights that remain on all of the time from
A Dutch study found that daytime running lights could prevent 5500
deaths and 155,000 injuries across Europe each year, and the switch has
been backed by
the European Commission.
The proposal is now being sent to the European Parliament for final
Daytime running lights were made compulsory in Scandinavian countries
in the late 1970s.
In 2006, Austria, Croatia and Chech Republic became the first countries
Northern Europe to follow suit.
However, the proposals have come in for criticism, as it is estimated
that having headlights on all the time will increase the average fuel
bill by up to 5%.
Britain has opposed the measure as unnecessery, but is unable to block
it because a majority of other EU nations were in favour and transport
issues are not subject to veto. source: