Insurance Insights: Casting Light on the Road Ahead
The first-ever test of automobile headlight performance shines a poor light on their ability to illuminate the road ahead. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety reported that only one of the 31 midsized vehicles tested earned a “good” rating, while only nine attained a “marginal” rating. Ten of the vehicles’ headlights were rated as “poor.” While high-intensity discharge (HID) or LED lamps have largely replaced halogen ones, and curve-adaptive headlights (which swivel according to steering input) have become more popular, these technical advances do not necessarily ensure better headlight performance. Nor is price any guarantee of better performance. With all this in mind, drivers may want to exercise even more caution when driving at night.
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Quick Tip: According to a recent study by the National Safety Council, nearly half of accidents happen at night even though traffic is 25 percent lighter.