Originally Posted by RES4CUE
I've been almost hit several times on the side of the road at accidents and I'm blocking the lane with a 47' ladder truck with over a hundred LED emergency housings which translates into thousands of them. I have 6 quartz lights that are 750 watts each. Yet drivers almost hit us.
Daytime running lights are a safety feature for other drivers, not for you. So when that driver goes to pull out of a parking spot in bad conditions, or make a left turn on a road in bad conditions, your lights provide some evidence of your car being there. DRL are not a safety feature for you (though if that person sees you it makes you safer by proxy).
Perhaps your lights are so bright they blind the other driver and they almost hit you because suddenly they cannot see the road? There are rules on lights for this reason, and there are rules on how your lights have to be angled. Call it government mandates or over regulation, but it makes everyone equal and lets you drive other cars and have a familiar experience, as well as for other drivers.