My daughter was in an accident that could have been avoided. She looked both ways at a stop sign, but it was a gray day. A speeding old truck, without lights on, blended in with the road. She didn’t see it. It smashed into my daughter’s car as she pulled into the intersection. Her car was totaled.

I want a law passed that all cars and trucks must have their headlights on at all times. Gray, black and dark colored vehicles blend in with the road.

I know that police departments have more pressing things to deal with, but I am tired of seeing vehicles without lights on during inclement weather.

How difficult is it for drivers to turn on their vehicles’ headlights? I have almost been hit or almost hit another vehicle myself because they didn’t have headlights on.

During the winter months, the problem increases because from about 3:30 p.m. on, visibility becomes diminished.

Maybe if all those vigilant police departments would ticket some people and put a warning in the media, accidents would diminish and fewer people would get hurt.

People should remember that it is state law that headlights must be turned on when windshield wipers are being used.

George Ferguson, Sabattus

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