The apparent success of the voluntary ‘lights-on’ campaign run during the past festive season has resulted in a plea to government by the Committee for Active Road Safety (CARS) to make the use of daytime lights compulsory.

The apparent success of the voluntary ‘lights-on’ campaign run during the past festive season has resulted in a plea to government by the Committee for Active Road Safety (CARS) to make the use of daytime lights compulsory.

CARS chairman Ian Auret said that the ‘lights-on’ campaign had been a major contributor to the greater road safety experienced this past festive season, despite a six per cent increase in traffic volumes.

“The lights-on initiative, more than any of the other efforts aimed at curbing the accident rate over this period, raised the level of awareness for road safety amongst road users. All over the country, people responded to the call and it became a major talking point,” Auret said.

“Seldom has a road traffic initiative elicited such enthusiastic support from a wide spectrum of road users. It definitely was a major step in changing the mindset of people towards safer and better road usage.

He concluded by saying that the continuation of the campaign should be made an urgent priority by Government as part of efforts to capitalise on last years successes.

Original article from Car