It's raining, headlights should be on!!
Original post made by Grace on Feb 16, 2009
Not sure if it's people forgetting the law or whether they're just thinking that it applies to everyone else but them?
It's just common sense, too -- especially light-colored cars which are very hard to see when there's any kick-up spray on the road.
Please take the extra second to turn on the headlights when it's bad weather ... and at dusk as well. It helps keep everyone safe, including your loved ones.
on Feb 16, 2009 at 11:00 am
Grace.. stop and think a minute.
When they're holding their cellphone with their left hand; entering an address into their GPS with their right hand; steering with their left knee and driving with their right foot.... what're they gonna turn the lights on WITH???? I don't want to think about it!
on Feb 16, 2009 at 11:03 am
For clarification, you are only required to have your headlights on during darkness (1/2 hour after and before sunset). Additionally, you have to have your headlights on only when you have your windshield are in continuous operation. So it your wipers on on intermittent you are not in violation of the law. However, it is safer for you to have your headlights on at all times even during daylight.
on Feb 16, 2009 at 4:20 pm
From the California Vehicle Code: Web Link
24400. (a) A motor vehicle, other than a motorcycle, shall be:
(2) Operated during darkness, or inclement weather, or both, with at least two lighted headlamps that comply with paragraph (1).
(b) As used in paragraph (2) of subdivision (a), "inclement weather" is a weather condition that is either of the following:
(1) A condition that prevents a driver of a motor vehicle from clearly discerning a person or another motor vehicle on the highway from a distance of 1,000 feet.
(2) A condition requiring the windshield wipers to be in continuous use due to rain, mist, snow, fog, or other precipitation or atmospheric moisture.