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Best Usage of Car Lights

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Car Lights

According to the relevant department namely Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Administration, in order to pass the driver’s test successfully, you must always be able to identify a car’s lights as well and how to use them in best way. This mandate apparently ensures that drivers will always use their car lights correctly while travelling on the road. But unfortunately, many of the drivers “forget” these types of skills once they have taken the test passed by the department. Not only does this put their own lives in danger, but the lives of the fellow motorists as well in dangers.

A car has various lights their specific functions either to help the driver for their own vehicle or to signal to other following drivers or front going drivers. When the driver used improperly, or not at all very well, accidents can happen. Therefore, it is particularly very important for the drivers to be able to recognize the function of different lamps and know when to use them for smooth and safe travelling.

Following are some Types of lights on a car:

  • Headlights: High beam or low beam
  • Daytime running lights (DRLs): Bright front lights, automatically activated
  • Sidelights: Dim lights located in the headlamp units
  • Rear fog lights: A single or double red light
  • Front fog lights: Small white lights, low set in the bumper area


There are almost two basic types of headlights which are using by the car manufacturers, one is called low beam and second is called high beam. These lights always allow the driver to see their roadway when there is darkness on the road, along with also signaling to other motorists that a car is present or running on the road. Low beams provide a light distribution to provide a reasonable and adequate forward and lateral brightness without blinding other users on the road with extreme brightness. High beams provide an intense, very center weighted and focused distribution of light with no control of brightness and should only be used when there are no visible cars in front of your car (coming or going) on the road.


Taillights are required to produce only red light at the rear side of the vehicle, and which are wired in such a way that they are ignited whenever the headlights switch on. This helps drivers who are traveling behind you to recognize that you are there and how far away / ahead you are on the road. Car rental companies in Abu Dhabi always well maintained the lights of the car along with car as well.

(DRLs) Daytime running lights:

These lights are in both the front corner and rear of the car and generally turn on automatically with the ignition on, although it is, in some cars, you do have an option to turn off these lights. They are designed to make you more visible to the other vehicles. When the car went as monthly rent a car, driver & passengers must take care of the lights for safe travelling.

Fog lights:

Fog lights located near the headlights of the car and these lights are generally mounted low in order to prevent the light from diverting on the fog and shining back toward you i.e., the driver. These always should only be used during fog when normal headlights are not so effective.

Car Lights

Signal lights:

Signal lights are also known as turn signals lights or “blinkers” which are in the front and back of the car and beside the head and taillights as well. Professional drivers and drivers working with Rent a car, are usually very focused with the usage of these lights for smooth travelling.

Brake lights:

Brake lights Located to the side of your back / rear lights, which signal the drivers that you are slowing down or stopping the car. Since they are only activated / on when you apply the brakes.

Driving lamps:

Driving lamps are located inside the cabin of your vehicle and normally are used to brighten the cabin for the passenger or driver to safely check the maps or directions or locate the items in the dark.

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