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Letter: Drivers need a refresher on the proper use of lights

Drivers need a refresher on the proper use of lights

Recently when it has been raining, I have been noticing drivers all around the area – Buffalo, Cheektowaga, West Seneca, Amherst, Orchard Park – driving without their lights on. It doesn’t matter if you are using your windshield wipers. It doesn’t matter if the sun is shining while it’s raining. It was pouring recently in Cheektowaga and around a third of the vehicles on the Thruway during the beginning of my commute home had no lights on. I’m not discussing a few sprinkles, I mean steady rainfall.

Along with the incapability to use common sense and put their lights on when it’s raining, I have seen drivers not put their lights on at dusk. I understand there is still some light in the sky, but when the sun is going to bed, your headlights need to be on.

Even worse is the countless times late at night when I see people driving with no lights on at all. And since many parents have no regard for when their children go to bed, do you really want to be the person criminally responsible for running over a young child at 11 p.m.?

This isn’t rocket science, Buffalonians. Turn your lights on! It’s utter idiocy like this that makes some of us so nervous to drive. You’re a court hearing waiting to happen.

Megan DePerro

East Aurora

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