One of my cars has a so-called safety feature that concerns me. As soon as you put it into gear, the lights automatically come on. Now under normal circumstances this is not bad. It definitely makes you safer during normal driving.
But what about during an emergency situation in which you want to move the car and avoid detection. If you need to leave a location or move your car clandestinely at night, you need to be able to turn the lights off. Imagine throwing it into gear and the lights automatically come on. Your cover is now blown.
Many of the newer vehicles have this feature. Now I am not going to tell you now to turn this off on your car, because frankly I don’t know. They are all different. What I am going to suggest is that if this is a concern to you, find out how to turn this feature off on your vehicle. On some vehicles, you may be able to pull a fuse, on others you may need to cut a wire. If you are a good mechanic, you may want to install a manual cutoff switch.
Don’t forget the brake lights come on when you hit the brakes. Don’t drive with these lights out except in a life or death emergency.
Just something, you might want to think about.