Do You Switch off Headlights and Engine at Red-Signals?


Do you switch off headlights And Engine at red-signals?

  • Yes

    Votes: 60 78.9%
  • No

    Votes: 16 21.1%

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While waiting at red-signal, I have seen people on cars with their head-lights switched on. Swithing off head-lights has more benefits, such as:
  • Less load on battery and hence better FE
  • Longer head-light bulb life
  • Prevent daze on oncoming traffic
One reason I can make why head-lights are never switched off is the head-lights take time to come to full beam and switching them off will need to start the process again. Is there any other reason?

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Yes I do, most of the time. Only if I know the signal is going to be Green soon, I avoid this.
Prevent daze on oncoming traffic
This is very true, so irritating when some still car has headlight ON and that too on high beam.
 
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The one reason thats most important is to make it easy on the eyes of other motorists. Its very selfish to daze others with the high beams.
 
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Yes i too always switch them OFF if i am going to stand more than 20 seconds. This practice was taught to me by my dad and he also follows the same. I don know whether it affects FE but it saves battery for sure!


Also another reason why i switch it OFF is to avoid glare to the oncoming vehicles particularly if am standing front in the signal. I also switch OFF the headlights when i wait for a right turn even if its not a signal.

@ Diabloo And headlight taking time to attain full beam is only with HID'S right?
 

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Frankly speaking, I rarely switch off the headlamps during red signals. However, if the wait becomes too long, I sure do so and even turn off the ignition as well.

Drive Safe,
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Yes i too always switch them OFF if i am going to stand more than 20 seconds. This practice was taught to me by my dad and he also follows the same. I don know whether it affects FE but it saves battery for sure!


Also another reason why i switch it OFF is to avoid glare to the oncoming vehicles particularly if am standing front in the signal. I also switch OFF the headlights when i wait for a right turn even if its not a signal.

@ Diabloo And headlight taking time to attain full beam is only with HID'S right?

Me too this habit has been taught by dad 2....[cheers]
 
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Frankly speaking, I rarely switch off the headlamps during red signals. However, if the wait becomes too long, I sure do so and even turn off the ignition as well.

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Same , i do rarely switch off , when i have a motorist with pillion (its awkward to see them brightly lit esp with the ladies.) in front

Some times a bus may stand parallel to me and they switch off at halt , so do i follow there step as my head lamp may make that area brighter

some time i will be busy checking phones and cd player at signal and forget to do this.
 
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Yes; i do switch off my headlight.
Which ever signal it is short/long i always have a habbit to switch it off.
If the signal is too long; i also switch off my foglamps too.
In city driving i use the headlights very rarely; fog lamps serves my needs.

For Bike I have HIDs so I have to switch it off to save battery charge! [evil]
 

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Yes, i do switch off my headlights whenever i have to wait on a signal for more than 20 seconds. I usually dim my lights to parking lamps in that case.
 
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