New driving regulations mandating drivers to have daylights on at all times are expected to go into effect in the second week of August, a top traffic police official told local radio station Darik on August 3.
Offenders will be fined 50 leva and traffic police will be ready to implement the new rules from day one, chief commissioner Boiko Ranovski told Darik.
The new regulations will go into force once amendments to the Road Traffic Act are published in the State Gazette. This is expected to happen next week, Ranovski said.
Until now, driving with daylights was only mandatory in winter, when weather conditions are generally poor, but the new regulations are meant to improve safety the year round.
“We believe that using daylights throughout the year is one of the factors that can influence road safety. Some drivers are concerned that this will increase fuel consumption and while that is true, road safety is more important than fuel consumption,” Ranovski said.
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