Light up, be seen to be safer on the roads
ROAD safety advocates say a law forcing drivers to use headlights on rainy days would reduce the number of people injured or killed on the roads.
Motor Accident Commission spokesman Ben Tuffnell said many accidents were caused by visibility problems.
‘‘Research done in The Neth- erlands showed that failing to see another road user was a contributing factor in 50 per cent of all daytime accidents,’’ he said. ‘‘At intersections, that figure goes up to 80 per cent. Visibility is a big issue on the road. And certainly during periods of bad weather, the more visible you are, the better.’’