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GM Proposes Mandatory Daytime Headlights

December 26, 2001

General Motors said on Dec. 20, 2001 it has petitioned the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to require daytime headlights on new cars and trucks sold in the United States.GM, which already installs daytime running lamps (DRLs) on all its vehicles, said studies show the lights reduce the number of daytime, multi-vehicle, front-end collisions by at least 5 percent. DRLs are already required, in some fashion, in Canada, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Hungary, and Denmark. They are also standard equipment on all Toyota, Mercedes, Saab, Subaru, Isuzu, Suzuki, Volkswagen, Volvo, and BMW models sold in the United States. A NHTSA spokeswoman said it would give GM’s request careful consideration and respond within 120 days, as it is permitted to do.
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