If your vehicle is being operated at night, the law requires that you have to have headlights. Every vehicle must have working headlights on under the following conditions;
• At any time from sunset to sunrise including the twilight hours. Twilight meaning the time between sunset and full night or between night and full sunrise.
• During any rain, smoke, or fog.
In some states the law requires vehicles to have low-beam headlights that can clearly light a pedestrian or motor vehicle 100 feet down the road. High-beam headlights must project 350 feet down the roadway. If you’re driving so fast that you can’t stop your car 100 to 350 feet, you’re said to be overdriving your headlights. If you can’t bring your vehicle to a complete stop within the distance your lights can illuminate, you need to slowdown. Driving over 65-70 miles per hour at night would qualify for overdriving your headlights.
Never make decisions based upon what you cannot see, especially when passing, accelerating or changing lanes. Always expect the unexpected, that way you’ll never be caught off guard.
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