What are Daytime Running Lights?
We thought we’d stick with our theme from last week’s How’s This Work, going with another very popular feature that has spread across the entire market, Daytime Running Lights. While DRLs, as they’re more commonly known, are by no means a new feature, they only recently began to explode across the market. All of our Honda vehicles come with them already equipped, so you don’t have to worry about tracking down which vehicles have them.
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How do DRLs work?
The headlights, taillights, etc. found on your vehicle have been around for a long time, so much so that they’ve just become permanent fixtures in your vehicle. Because of that, nobody really thinks of them as safety features, but they are just as much a safety feature as your airbags and seatbelts. Just like headlights illuminate the road in front of you at night, brake lights notify the driver behind you that you’re stopping and turn signals tell other drivers which direction you’re heading, Daytime Running Lights offer a similar notification to other drivers.
DRLs were designed to help other drivers see you even when there’s low visibility during the day. Headlights might illuminate the road in front of you at night, but they’re also there to tell other drivers that you’re there. Daytime Running Lights help other cars see you in low-light situations like just before sundown or right after the sun comes out.
While Daytime Running Lights used to be an entirely additional feature, in most vehicles today they’re just an additional function found in your LED headlights. And they will be found in your vehicle, as it’s actually required by law for all vehicles in Canada to come equipped with some form of Daytime Running Lights. If you’d like to know more about what they are or how they work, feel free to give us a call at the sales desk.