Starting today all drivers are required to turn their headlights on when driving on urban and inter city streets during both daylight and night hours. The law applies to cars, buses, taxis, motorcycles and freight trucks.
Motorcycle drivers are required to turn on their
headlights while driving on urban and intercity roads at all times during all months of the year.
Ministry of transportation spokesman Avner Ovadyah
noted that "in the last few years there has been a
highest level of adherence to the law." He estimated approximately 95% of drivers are now turning their headlights on during the day.
The experts agree that it makes it much easier to see oncoming vehicles if the lights are on, even during the daytime when the sun is often dimmed by the clouds. This subsequently reduces the potential for accidents.