Vehicles Should Keep Headlights ON During Daytime, Says Jharkhand Government

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Jharkhand Chief Minister, Raghubar Das, has directed road-users in the state to keep their vehicles' headlights ON even during daytime from January 2018, so as to reduce accidents.

In addition to this, he plans to set up trauma centres across highways, more prone to accidents.

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Vehicles Should Keep Headlights ON During Daytime. Says Jharkhand Government

‘In a meeting of Road Safety Council, the Chief Minister directed that the vehicles should have headlights ON even during daytime. This will be implemented from rural to urban areas and on the highways', says the official report.

Vehicles Should Keep Headlights ON During Daytime. Says Jharkhand Government

The CM states that there are three main reasons for accidents in the state - Not wearing helmets, Drunk driving and High speed.

Vehicles Should Keep Headlights ON During Daytime. Says Jharkhand Government

He also directed the officials to make sure that both the rider and the pillion wears a helmet, while using a two-wheeler. Breath-analyzers are also planned to be issued to Highway Patrols.

Vehicles Should Keep Headlights ON During Daytime. Says Jharkhand Government

DriveSpark Thinks!
Most of the Automotive manufacturers in India sell cars with DRLs (Daytime Running Lights) lately. Hence, this new rule could pertain only to older cars. However, always keeping the headlights ON could affect the battery life and other electrical systems in some old cars.

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