Are NY’s Headlight Laws Too Tough?
You see people all of the time without their headlights on, using their windshield wipers in the rain. Is it against the law? When are you supposed to have your headlights on, according to New York State law?
The person who just recently passed their road test will probably know this, but think of it as a refresher for the rest of us.
Here is what New York has to say about when you must use your headlights:
The law requires you to use your headlights from one-half hour after the sun sets to one-half hour before the sun rises, when visibility is less than 1,000 feet (300 m) and when you use your windshield wipers to clear rain, snow or sleet. Turn your headlights on at dawn, dusk and in fog.
Do you use your headlights when you are supposed to or do you forget? Do you think that it should be made a law that you must clean your car off after a snow storm? What other traffic laws should be created and enforced?
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