As we enter the winter season, it’s crucial to keep in mind this essential driving advice on Headlight use & safety:

The automatic headlight control in vehicles relies on an illuminance sensor to detect external brightness. It activates when the light level drops below a certain threshold. However, this feature doesn’t engage in inclement weather like snow, rain, or fog. Therefore, for safety during these weather conditions, manually use your headlights.

Moreover, be aware that daytime running lights (DRL) on most new vehicles may only activate front white lights, leaving the taillights off. This can create a situation where drivers at night or in adverse weather conditions may feel their headlights are on, but there’s no rear lighting. If you’re uncertain, it’s advisable to turn your headlights on manually.