I seem to recall (but could be wrong, it has been known), that when first introduced as a safety measure on later editions of Volvo’s 240 series cars, that DRLs were indeed on all four corners. White at the front, red at the rear. Just a slightly brighter / higher wattage version of side or “position” lamps. Somewhere along the line, before national legislation that made them increasingly mandatory in more markets, the concept was transmuted into just front lights.There is probably a reason DRLs are only at the front and maybe someone will explain why if there is.
It is a requirement in UK law.Doing a bit more reading and can see that Portugal was an early adopter and it has been a EC requirement for new cars from 2012. As Bryetian says some cars have rear drls as well but this is not a requirement. Interestingly the UK has never introduced a rule requiring DRLs (according to the AA) so after Jan 2021 maybe it will be removed from the MoT test.
Errr? The lower quote as I read it, rules out 100% of Yetis from that particular Test? Ceased production in 2017. Therefore presumably all first used prior to 01/03/2018.If you have DRLs fitted but not working that's an MOT fail under the current MOT requirements.
Daytime running lamps
You only need to inspect daytime running lamps (DRLs) if they’re fitted as original equipment to vehicles first used on or after 1 March 2018.