One of my pet peeves has come to the surface in the past few days. People who drive without their headlights on in the rain or snow during the day are completely reckless. Yes, it may be daytime and the driver may be able to see the road without the headlights on, but it poses a danger to other drivers in this situation. The other drivers will be able to see the other cars, with their headlights on, more easily than if the lights were not on. In other words, the headlights, most likely, will not help the driver of the car but aid the other drivers to locate the car’s position on the road.
It is one of my pet peeves, because anyone could easily pull out onto the road without seeing the other car and get hit. It is here that a question comes to mind that I can not answer. Who is at fault if this scenario actually happens? In my opinion, I think that the driver without the headlights on is at fault.
Some cars have lights that come on automatically when it is dark out, so they never worry about them. This is one of the problems of this situation. However, people still have the capability to override this and turn their lights on manually, which is what should be done.
When I actually do see the car coming towards me on the other side of the road, I flash my lights, trying to signal them to put their lights on. I do not want anyone to get into an accident due to this simple matter. If I do not see the lights turn on, I like to honk as they pass me. Maybe that will get them to think about why that truck honked at them.
All in all, not having your car’s lights on while it is snowing or raining out can pose a danger to you and others, even if your visibility is not affected.