Let There Be Lights

Posted by – Dale Mathes, Code Enforcement Officer

The last two mornings coming into work, especially when close to Auburn Hills, there has been pretty thick fog.  Today, visibility couldn’t have been more than a hundred feet.  It’s sort of pretty and spooky all at once.  It also can be dangerous to drive in.

Foggy road

It’s especially dangerous when our fellow drivers make it more difficult to see them by not turning on their lights.  I can hear it now: “I don’t need my headlights on.  It’s not dark outside.”  But it’s not for seeing, it’s for being seen.

Many newer vehicles have lights that turn on automatically which is great.  But for older vehicles, make sure other drivers can see you coming so they don’t pull out in front of you or turn in front of you.  A rule of thumb – when you have to turn on your windshield wipers, turn on your lights.

The bottom line: see and be seen and be safe.