Michael Riebs / Audi V8
AudiV8 at 1stchoicegranite.com
Wed Aug 14 10:47:01 EDT 2002
Yes! Finally! They're going to decide that we MUST drive with our light
COMPLETELY off, and use a white cane to find our way at night instead!
Michael L. Riebs
Grand Rapids, Michigan
----- Original Message -----
From: "chris miller" <chris.miller at usa.com>
To: <quattro at audifans.com>
Sent: Wednesday, August 14, 2002 9:57 AM
Subject: HID lights
Feds plan lighting rules
By Harry Stoffer
Automotive News / August 12, 2002
WASHINGTON -- Federal regulators have a plan for dealing with mounting
complaints about high-intensity discharge headlights and other vehicle
lighting issues. Regulators intend to propose rules during the first half
of 2003 and to adopt them in the second half of the year, said Rae Tyson, a
spokesman for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Two weeks ago, Tyson said he did not know of a timetable for rulemaking.
After Automotive News reported the comments last week, Tyson said he learned
of "a rough schedule" for addressing the lighting issues.
The proposed rules will deal with the maximum permissible height of
auxiliary lamps. They also will address the light emitted by
xenon-gas-filled, high-intensity discharge headlamps, or HIDs, which are
used mostly by imported luxury brands, and by HID look-alikes, Tyson said.
NHTSA previously announced that it also plans to make a decision this year
on limiting the brightness of daytime running lights.
NHTSA is paying more attention to lighting issues in part because the number
of older drivers, who often are more sensitive to glare, is growing rapidly.
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