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Letter: An urgent plea to drivers: Use headlights

To the editor:

This is a "shout out" to some of my fellow drivers out there: People, is it really such a bother to turn on your headlights? Seriously? I get so frustrated with drivers who fail to use their headlights when they SHOULD be on, that is, foggy/overcast/rainy/snowy weather. And I'm sure I'm not the only one.

One of the best ways to avoid being in a collision — in addition to paying attention to the road — is simply being visible to, seen by, other drivers. I'll bet many law enforcement people will back me up on this. It is sometimes very difficult to see other vehicles whose drivers can't be bothered to do the courtesy of turning on their headlights.

On a similar subject: Some of you also need to get better about dimming your headlights; it's a simple flick of a switch, not too difficult, and you won't blind other drivers with your bright lights, which in itself is a potential safety hazard.

Carlene M. Dean

Osakis, MN