DeBolt Fire and Rescue is urging motorists to turn their lights on manually in the daytime, when it’s snowing.
Captain Sean Steele says after driving on Highway 43 from Grande Prairie Monday during the snowfall, he knew he had to get the word out there.
“I must have noticed at least 80 per cent of vehicles with their auto(matic) lights on…and when you actually drive behind them you just can’t see the vehicle in front of you and it becomes dangerous.”
He says with automatic lights you’ll have dim lighting in the front, and no lighting in the back. This makes it especially dangerous when vehicles are approaching others or trying to pass, so he’s reminding motorists to turn their lights on manually.
“It might seem like something small, but it’s a huge help.”