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Why did cars have their headlights on today during the daytime?

As I was driving today I noticed about half of the cars on the road had their headlights on. It was sunny and clear so there must be another reason for this. I haven't been able to find out what it is.

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Many cars have daytime driving lights that keep the lights on even during the day to be better seen. It is a safety feature. The lights on my car come on automatically no matter if it is day or night.

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They also do it when there is a funeral procession but I think you would have been able to figure that out if it was the case.
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motherlover

safety

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You can barely see them when you are driving

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some roads have a law that you have to have your headlights on so that you can be seen. it is just for safety

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Some cars have running lights that are always on.

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Right you are.
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I believe it was safety reasons..

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Many cars do have daytime running lights, also people put them on to be more noticable to avoid accidents and people pulling out in front of them. It work's pretty well, I enjoy running lights.

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it was in honor of whitney houston, or so i was told.

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Mine are on all the time...must have been a premonition. ;)
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lol
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You probably just didn't notice before. A lot of cars have headlights on during the day. Mine does.

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I habitually turn my lights on every time I drive.
Don't even realize I have done so anymore.
So I guess I have automatic lights too.
LoL
Bad weather or sunshine, I want to be seen.

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In 2008 the US Federal Govt mandated vehicles sold must have day time running lights for safety.

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We often turn on the lights during the daytime to make it easier for other drivers to see us.

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Some people believe it is in honor of the 2nd coming.

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This is similar to the sad people who like to drive around with their fog lights on because they think it makes the car look better and therefore they are much much cooler than they think. Very sad and has nothing to do with safety. It is some silly person turning on fog lights and other lights and thinking their Saxo, Clio or Focus or whatever is transformed into a Ferrari or Lotus.
BMW drivers do it because they are a load of idiots anyway.
Just my thoughts, I hope I've upset a few of you.

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I agree 100%
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