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The necessity and legality of DRL


What are Daytime Running Lights?
Daytime running lights have quickly become a standard feature on most vehicles in recent years. Sometimes referred to as daytime running lamps, or simply DRLs, these lights stay on at all times and make it easier for other drivers to spot your vehicle to ensure driving safety. If you’ve noticed that every vehicle on the road seems to have daytime running lights these days, you might be wondering whether they’re compulsory


European Union
European Union Directive 2008/89/EC required all passenger cars and small delivery vans first type approved on or after 7 February 2011 in the EU to come equipped with daytime running lights.
United Kingdom
UK regulations briefly required vehicles first used on or after 1 April 1987 to be equipped with a dim-dip device[23] or functionally dedicated daytime running lamps
Canada
Canada Motor Vehicle Safety Standard 108 requires DRLs on all new vehicles made or imported after January 1, 1990.
United States
The United States does not require DHL to be installed on cars, but after 1995, General Motors, Toyota, and Honda have all installed DHL on their cars.
Australia
DRLs are permitted but not required in Australia, though the Australian College of Road Safety, an Australian automotive safety group, advocates for making DRLs mandatory rather than optional