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Report: Most pickup trucks have poor headlights

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A new report released Tuesday says most late model pickup trucks have poor headlights.

The study by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety looked at the way the headlights on 11 pickup trucks performed as they drove straight and on curves.  Seven of the 11 they tested were rated as “poor.”

Researchers say poorly designed headlights on pickup trucks can cause glare or temporarily blind other drivers.

They evaluated how the light illuminated stretches of road and found the Honda Ridgeline was the only pickup to get a “good” rating, while the Chevy Colorado was at the bottom of their list for clear visibility.

The IIHS also factored in truck’s high beams, LED lights and reflectors.

The group says automakers are already trying to make headlight improvements.

Earlier this year, they tested midsize cars and SUVs and found most those vehicles had poorly rated headlights as well.

See the full report at this link.

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