Half of drivers forget headlights, reveals study

A full 54 per cent of UK motorists have driven without headlights over the past year, according to new research.

The study by car insurance provider esure claims more than one million drivers have been involved in a collision, been forced to make a sudden manoeuvre or nearly crashed because they did not turn their lights on.

“Drivers must be extra vigilant during the winter and ensuring you are driving with the correct lights on is an important issue when it comes to driving safely,” commented Mike Pickard, head of risk and underwriting for the firm.

The research also found that over four million drivers did not know their vehicle had sidelights and more than two-and-half million motorists have never used their fog lights.

Over three in five people told the insurer that they would benefit from a device which told them when to turn on their headlights, thereby reducing the risk of an accident.

A recent report by esure claimed that there are more claims for car accidents in November than any other month.

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