Title

"North by East" piece reporting that an increasing number of Mainers are turning

Authors

Source

Down East

Date

8-1-1996

Pages

48

Abstract

"North by East" piece reporting that an increasing number of Mainers are turning on their automobile headlights in the daytime, not to see, but to be seen. According to Matt McKenzie of the American Automobile Association in Portland, an oncoming vehicle isn't visible until its 2,500 feet away, or less if it blends into the background or light conditions are bad. With the headlights, the same vehicle can be seen 4,700 feet away. Canada pioneered daytime running lights in North America. All post-1990 vehicles in Canada are requied to have them. Beginning in 1997, General Motors will be equipping all its automobile with daytime running lights.

Subjects

Automobile driving

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