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Originally Posted by davesss View Post
I did read somewhere that if the UK brought in the law that all vehicles in the UK would have to have dipped headlights on during the daytime that the fuel bill for the UK would rise dramatically due to all the extra battery charging this would entail.

Not a good move for the environment.
Whilst not good for the environment it may help reduce the number of road accidents especially those involving pedestrians.
I believe there have been a number of studies relating to the effects of daylight running lights and some studies have said it could reduce accidents by up to 15% thus resulting in 450 fewer road deaths and 37,000 fewer injuries in the UK per annum. If we consider the energy saved by not having to deal with these aspects it may well be cost effective.
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