Anybody know if police cars are exempt from the Federal Daytime Running Lights legislation?
And even if they are, why would it not be policy for them to always use their headlights anyway?
It is demonstrably safer to drive with your lights on, day or night, and you'd think the police would want to set a good example.
OK, not for surveillance work, or when running one of their futile speed trap fishing holes, like the one on John Street east of Bayview this morning, a downhill stretch past - well, past nothing, actually, but with a ridiculous 40 km/h speed limit. Must be like a mint there.
But I digress.
I get that maybe there are times when the police have to shut their lights off, although a bright white cruiser with the garish red and blue markings of the Metro force - well, that's never going to be a stealth car.
And on regular patrol on the 401 this morning?
Those lights should be on.