A recent research study has revealed something frightening: some of the most dangerous vehicles on the road also have headlights with the worst ratings.
Owners of pickup trucks, like Tom Evans, have mentioned that their vehicles tend to have “diffused out” lights instead of a “more direct beam”. The lights on Evans’ specific truck, the Ram 1500, received a poor rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) because of this reason.
The test that the Ram 1500 underwent, alongside similar vehicles, tested the light emitted by the truck on both straight roads and curves. The Honda Ridgeline was the highest-rated and only vehicle out of the list to get a good rating, while the Chevrolet Colorado fell behind the rest of the pack.
Poorly designed headlights introduce hazards to both the owner of the car and other care operators on the road with them. Poor distribution of light will make it so that the driver cannot see all vital movements on the road, while the same poor distribution can be blinding to oncoming traffic.
The manufacturers of vehicles have the highest amount of responsibility in making their cars safe for everyone on the road, being that vehicles can be deadly enough without anything going wrong. If you or someone you know got into a car accident due to a malfunction in the car, contact the attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® at (414) 271-0900 to discuss your legal options.