Connecticut Auto Accident: Headlights Are A Safety Concern

Tuesday, February 5th, 2019 by | Posted In: Auto Accidents

Older headlights are a major safety concern for motorists and could be a potential cause of Connecticut auto accidents, according to a new study by AAA. Age and exposure to natural elements causes the plastic on headlight covers to deteriorate and discolor with age. Older headlights (over 11 years of age) have a light output of just 22% compared to their newer counterparts.

Below are some suggestions for making sure your headlights are safe:

  1. Like tires, brakes, and batteries, make sure you are routinely checking your headlights for discoloration or cloudiness.
  2. If headlights are cloudy and discolored, get the covers serviced. There are do-it-yourself methods as well as replacements that can be made by dealers and other service professionals.
  3. Make sure your headlamps are aimed at the right angels to minimize the glare for oncoming traffic.

Fifty percent of car accidents occur during nighttime hours. If you or a loved one was injured in a Connecticut auto accident, contract our firm. Our team of legal professionals will begin an immediate investigation into your accident and injuries.

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