Raghubar Das, Chief Minister, Jharkhand, on Wednesday instructed that it's important to keep the headlights on even during the daylight, from January, in the whole state, in order to bring down the number of road accidents.
Officials are instructed by Raghubar Das to cut down the rate of accidents within a year's duration. Keeping headlights on during the day, among other directives is one of the measures that he is taking towards the reduction of road accidents. The vehicles should have headlights on even during day time. This will be implemented from rural to urban areas and on the highways," said the Chief Minister in a meeting of road safety council.
People not wearing helmets, drunk driving and high speeding are the chief reasons behind accidents, according to Raghubar Das. Therefore, Officials are directed by him to ensure that wearing helmets is obligatory for the rider as well as the pillion, and the traffic rules are to be followed firmly. In order to prevent drivers of buses and trucks from liquor, officials are told by Das to use breath analyzers while patrolling the highways. He has ordered that trauma centers be built across the eminent highways where there are comparatively higher chances of accidents.
The government has not made the Auto headlamp On ( AHO) feature mandatory for the cars, while it is standard on even entry-level motorcycles. Having said that, the daytime running lights (DRLs) are now available in a lot of new cars, depending on the variant that serve the purpose of better visibility during the day. As far as the older cars are considered, the drivers need to switch on the lights in order to be more visible on the road.