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Turn headlights on in inclement weather

This past week, many areas of the Southtowns received three or four feet of snow. Over the past few winters, we may have become complacent with our defensive driving habits.

A quote from the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles Drivers Manual states, “rain, fog and snow make it harder to see out the windshield and difficult for other drivers to see you when your headlights are off.”

On Dec. 18 about 4:45 p.m., it was snowing and visibility was very poor. There was a steady stream of vehicles heading toward Eden as we were heading in the opposite direction. I estimated one out of every 10 cars did not have its headlights on as state law requires. I noticed this to be the case on several other roads at various other times.

I am sure this letter will not solve the problem, but perhaps some of you will remember to turn your headlights on and share this concern with others.

Peter M. Danforth

Hamburg