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Daytime Running Lights  

Why Daytime Running Lights? 

What is the main reason given after an accident between two vehicles?

 
“I really did not see that car, it came out of nowhere!

No, we are not talking about UFOs, but regular vehicles that had been on the road all along, only a distracted driver did not pay attention!  You the driver of the oncoming vehicle, how do you PROTECT YOURSELF and avoid hearing such a poor excuse?

By making your vehicle more visible, hence safer! 
One answer:  Daytime Running Lights, because DRLs at sufficient intensity, increase visual contrast between vehicles and their background.  

The success of Daytime Running Lights comes from the recognition by all of one evidence:  

When it comes to being
on the road, VISIBILITY means SAFETY!
 


 


Daytime Running Lights awareness has soared over the past 10 years in the United States since ruling 108 by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, which allowed the use of Daytime Running Lights by American Auto Manufacturers.

In 1993, NHTSA ruled in favor of the use of Daytime Running lights by issuing ruling 108.
  • In a 1996 ruling, the Texas Department of Insurance allowed insurance companies to offer premium discounts with the use of DRLs.
    Other states have since followed suit!
  • Leading car manufacturers such as GM and Ford are now featuring Daytime Running Lights as original equipment on their latest models.
 
Those measures follow the numerous studies carried in the US but also in Europe and Canada- where DRLs have been mandatory for years. All DRL test results show a tremendous reduction of up to 38% in collisions in the first year of installation See report and test results from SAE Technical papers below. A study by Avis Rent A Car showed a 64% reduction in car damages, and a 69% decrease in repair costs for cars equipped with DRLs. Quite impressive figures you will surely agree. The cost of accidents can be quite high, including vehicle repair cost, downtime, liability for personal injury and sometimes death, insurance premium increases...!
 

Government studies show that with a “dedicated” Daytime Running Light fitted to fleet vehicles, a two percent accident reduction is all that is needed to realize the benefits of Daytime Running Lights. In addition to reduced repair cost, insurance companies do re-evaluate fleet insurance premiums when DRLs are installed, resulting in lower premiums!
 


What SAV-A-LIFE is offering is a cost-effective and mistake- proof way of upgrading your vehicle and /or fleet to the latest safety standard! We have successfully brought to you the American driver the same level of safety trusted for years by European and Canadian drivers alike! We have introduced to the aftermarket the same OEM Daytime Running Lights you will find on new vehicles, as reliable and easy to use. Our OEM DRLs are easy to install in about 40 minutes…
 
Make you vehicles DRL compliant today!  DRLs can Save Your Life!             

Call us: 1-800-654-3337
Or Email us: sales@SAV-A-LIFE.Com, remember to have available your vehicle’s year, make and  model so that we can determine compatibility.
  

Why use headlights during the day?
 

Studies have shown that driving with headlights on during daylight hours will reduce your chances of being involved in an accident. These studies have been conducted in the United States, Canada, Sweden, Norway, Finland. In all cases the studies have shown a positive reduction in daytime multiple collisions. A 1964 study of 181 US companies, showed a reduction in daytime accidents up to 38%. In addition the US Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has conducted their own preliminary studies that indicate a 20% reduction in daytime accidents.
 

The purpose of daytime Running Lights (DRL) is to increase the conspicuity of the vehicle to all traffic and to do it more efficiently than the vehicle’s own headlight system. It is estimated that up to 45% of all accidents occur because of perception and recognition errors. This involves improperly, judging a vehicle’s speed or not seeing the other vehicle soon enough. If your vehicle was equipped with DRL’s other vehicles would see you sooner and better.

Test Results -----Daytime Running Lights reduce accidents.

New York Port Authority (Cantilli 1965, 1970)
  18% fewer collisions
Sweden (Anderson & Nilsen, 1979)   Fewer daytime collisions
Finland (Anderson, Nilson & Salusjarvic 1979)   27% fewer accidents
Norway ( Hisdal 1973)   Fewer daytime collisions
Greyhound Bus (Allen & Clark 1964, Atwood 1981   12% fewer accidents in US,
24% fewer accidents in Canada
AT & T (1973)   32% fewer accidents
US Survey of 181 companies (Allen 1965)   Up to 38% reduction
Checker cab company (Allen 1979)   7.2% fewer collisions.
 
 

Source : SAE technical paper series, 851239 ( H Stein May 1985) Fleet Experience with Daytime Running Lights in the US.

SAV-A-LIFE's role

What SAV-A-LIFE is offering is a cost-effective and mistake- proof way of upgrading your vehicle and /or fleet to the latest safety standard! We have successfully brought to you the American driver the same level of safety trusted for years by European and Canadian drivers alike! We have introduced to the aftermarket the same OEM Daytime Running Lights you will find on new vehicles, as reliable and easy to use. Our OEM DRLs are easy to install in about 40 minutes…  Make you vehicles DRL compliant today!  DRLs can Save Your Life!             

Call us: 1-800-654-3337
Or Email us: sales@SAV-A-LIFE.com, remember to have available your vehicle’s year, make and  model so that we can determine compatibility.
 

 
 

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