With the clocks going back this week Be Wiser Insurance want to remind everyone to check that their headlights and fog-lights are in working order – so that you can see where you are going and, just as importantly, other road users can see you.
Mark Bower-Dyke, Chairman of Be Wiser Insurance, comments:
"It's easy to get caught out when the clocks go back and the days drawing in. Be prepared by checking your lights and fog-lights now."
With the usual dark and foggy morning approaching there's a real incentive to double-check you can see and be seen.
Last year, Be Wiser found that over two-thirds (72%) of British motorists reported that bright headlights dazzled them, often due the headlights being not properly aligned.
Mark Bower-Dyke, comments:
"It happens every year. Because we're not used to the early darkness everyone sets their beams to the furthest distance - and on modern cars this can feel just shy of high-beams!"
Be Wiser Insurance would like to encourage everyone to consider the other road user when it comes to your headlights.
Mark Bower-Dyke concludes:
"Winter driving can be a pain at times - and the two things to make it worse are those driving without their lights on, and those who seem set on blinding you! Ensuring you do neither will ensure a safe winter of driving."