VIEWPOINT - Daytime Running Lights
Daytime running lights have been mandatory for vehicles in Canada since 1990. It appears many drivers and vehicle dealers are not aware of this requirement. Having driven thousands of kilometers over the last 40 years I know that DRL can help prevent accidents particularly on poor light and rainy conditions.
There appears to be 0 enforcement of this law that can result in a $2000 federal fine. One senior police officer I questioned about the lack of enforcement stated that since the resulting fines would not go back to the community there is little incentive to pursue the issue. I notice about 3-5 % of vehicles I see daily do not comply, particularly European imports and dodge trucks.
If the government felt it was important enough to pass this law it should be worth enforcing. Perhaps an awareness campaign could save a few lives and reduce accidents.