New research conducted by insurance provider esure has illustrated how forgetful British drivers are at using their headlights.
Over half of Brits (54 per cent) polled admitted they’d accidentally driven without headlights at least once.
Even more alarmingly, over a million motorists admitted to having crashed, made a sudden manoeuvre or had a ‘near miss’ because they had forgotten to turn their lights on
Northern Irish motorists are the worst offenders regarding misuse of headlights – 65 per cent of them admit to having forgotten to put them on.
One in ten drivers from the south-east have never used their fog lights while 26 per cent of London drivers have driven in the dark for more than a mile before remembering to flick their headlights on.
Mike Pickard, head of risk and underwriting at esure, said: Drivers must be extra-vigilant during the winter and especially in areas where councils have turned off street lighting, to ensure they are driving with the correct lights at all times."
Written by Curly Lombard