AAA proposes law allowing high-tech adaptive headlights

Hampden County

WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – AAA is suggesting some major changes to your headlights.

The organization wants to change laws to allow for Adaptive Driving Beam headlights, or “ADB.” With ADB, high beams are constantly on, but they automatically dim when they detect an oncoming vehicle.

AAA said these headlights could reduce accidents by increasing roadway lighting by as much as 86 percent. Some drivers anticipate problems implementing these high-tech headlights.

Raymond Bienia of West Springfield told 22News, “It sounds like a good idea, but all things have bugs and problems, and it sounds like if it didn’t work, it could cause more of an issue than if it didn’t have it at all.”

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration proposed an amendment last fall that would allow car manufacturers the option of using ADB headlights in their cars.

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