Personally I would like to turn them off, so that people don't get confused when you go over a bump in the road, and think that you are flashing them out of a junction.....
Should have. said I now have a third notice and yet my car should have been done on 1st May.I don't think anyone can think you are 'flashing' them as there is no 'beam' as such just an intense light, could be wrong though.
Yup, that sums it up nicely.
So you want to remove a great safety feature particular to the benefit of pedestrians that is permanently active to help you with a very rare situation which, as a good driver, you should be able to manage safely yourself as you are now aware of the risk.
I would much prefer to potentially safe a pedestrian's life by making sure they can see me.
Dont get me wrong, in low light conditions I am always early to put my lights on, but I firmly believe that on a bright sunny day, people are still not used to seeing lights on a car in the daytime.I do agree that the opinions of DLRs are very mixed. There have been many reports suggesting they have little effect and yet in Scandinavia they are convinced. Any evidence I have seen suggests they are mainly effective in low light scenarios and not particularly effective in bright conditions. Makes sense... they have a lot of low light in Scandinavia
However, once people are mandated to have them and most cars do actually have them then it is shown that not having them does make your car stand out less because then most cars have them. It seems that if no one has them then having them is of doubtful benefit except in low light but once you make them mandatory then it makes sense for everyone to have them.
That said, I see little point in not having them if there is any chance of them being effective at all. It only takes one and that might be one life saved.
Just my view... sorry