BRUSSELS, Feb. 7 (Xinhua Shang Jun) 7 in force under a new provision in the future all new EU cars and light trucks are produced must install daytime running lights, daytime running lights also have to enhance road security.
European Commission Vice President responsible for industrial affairs, Antonio Horta Jani said in a statement to install daytime running lights will help reduce traffic accidents, while protecting the environment is also good news, since the use of special daytime running lights open than ordinary lights more energy during the day.
The European Union in 2008 through new legislation to force new cars to install daytime running lights, including cars and small trucks from February 7, 2011 began to implement, trucks and buses in 18 months later, in August 2012 onwards.
The so-called daytime running lights are special lights, started the engine in the car when it will open automatically, day or night. After dark, the driver manually open the general lighting lamps, daytime running lights be automatically closed.
Before, some European countries have compulsory vehicle daytime running lights also have to reduce traffic accidents. No daytime running lights as a vehicle, the driver can open the regular lights. The European Commission said that daytime running lights, power consumption is only 25% of normal lights to 30%, it is safe and environmentally correct.
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