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Letter to the Editor: Please drive with your lights on

Dear fellow commuters,In my daily commute at dawn and dusk, I notice that there are many people who drive with just their parking lights on. I remember learning that this was illegal when I took driverandamp;#8217;s ed in high school, but since the practice is so common, I wondered whether the law had been changed. So, I went to the DMV website and discovered that it is still illegal to drive with your parking lights on.Just because itandamp;#8217;s just partially dark doesnandamp;#8217;t mean you need to just partially light your vehicle. One morning I almost pulled out in front of an oncoming car, because at first glance, parking lights look more like tail lights than head lights and I thought the car was heading away from me.Driving with parking lights at dusk is dangerous because itandamp;#8217;s easy to forget to turn on your headlights as it gets darker, because parking lights also light up your dashboard. Iandamp;#8217;d like to urge everyone to put on their headlights whenever there is a reduction in visibility. Driving up here is dangerous enough without adding this unnecessary hazard. Thank you for considering this.Priscilla MillsKings Beach


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