Connecticut Auto Accident: Headlights Are A Safety Concern
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:
- Like tires, brakes, and batteries, make sure you are routinely checking your headlights for discoloration or cloudiness.
- 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.
- 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.