Daytime Running Lights (DRLs) are fitted to the front of vehicles and are designed to turn on automatically when driving to increase the visibility of the vehicle during the day to other road users.

While the technology has been more prevalent in Australia since the move to LED DRLs, there have been few studies examining the real-world crash-based effectiveness of DRLs in recent years.

MUARC’s Study

MUARC’s study assessed the relationship between crash risk and the fitment of DRLs using crash data reported to police in New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland and Western Australia from 2010–2017.