And the Justification For This Is?

All new cars are to be fitted with automatic daytime headlights within four years.

The Government previously opposed the idea on the grounds that using lights in the daytime would increase fuel consumption and emissions, but conceded it was unable to oppose European legislation.

Are there any supporters of the EU out there? Care to explain to me what is the justification for an EU wide law on such a matter? Surely this is a classic case of the principle of subsidiarity being ignored?

6 comments on “And the Justification For This Is?

  1. “All new cars are to be fitted with automatic daytime headlights within four years.”

    Most modern cars already are. You can switch it off (and indeed it is already switched off by default for the UK market).

    There’s a lot of confusion in this article between daylight running lights, and the law saying that the lights have to be on all the time. I can’t make head nor tail of it. Put it down to a dimwit journalist until someone smart writes an informed article on the subject.

  2. The justification is that then we’ll kill more motorcyclists, which will serve them right for being fraffle oiks.

  3. I suspect this becomes like the hi-viz jackets seen everywhere: so widely used that the brain edits them out in the same way that floaters in the eye are edited out (and indeed, many of the people who wear these things could be described as floaters and should be edited out).

  4. “The justification is that then we’ll kill more motorcyclists, which will serve them right for being fraffle oiks.”

    Well, that’ll help with the transplant targets!

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