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Daytime running lights for motorcycles – an idea and research proposal.

Paine, M

Motorcycles and Scooters


By now you have probably noticed that the headlight units of new Audi cars on Australian roads have two strips of bright white lights illuminated during the daytime. These are daytime running lights (DRLs). The European Commission has decided to require dedicated white DRLs on new cars in Europe from 2011 and Audi has introduced them well ahead of the deadline.

Since 1997 DRLs have been fitted to all General Motors cars in the USA and they have been mandatory on Canadian vehicles since 1989.

Holden Special Vehicles is now advertising the safety benefits of DRLs that are standard on the sporty E2 Commodore. These comply with Australian Design Rule 76 for optional DRLs.