Ireland’s Guide To Money And Living

Be safe, be seen

BMW lights. Marc via Flickr.

Marc via Flickr.

We’ve all been there – you’re driving down the road at night when a solitary light approaches in the distance. It’s wet, and windy, and you’re wondering what a motorcyclist is doing out in this weather. And then a larger shape materialises and you might edge a little closer to the hard shoulder as a car with only one working headlight zooms past.

Even though people are still under severe financial strain, having a broken headlight reduces your range of vision by 50%. For example, a pedestrian could walk out under your car and you mightn’t see them until it’s too late. It really is one of those things you don’t want to ignore.

‘See and be seen’ is the latest PR initiative from BMW Service authorised workshops – call into any workshop between now and November 30 and get any non-working bulb (xenons included) on your BMW replaced for free.

Of course, you’ll need to have a BMW to avail of this offer. Everyone else will simply have to head to their nearest motor factors instead.