Lights On!

by | Apr 7, 2015 | Mass Laws

Effective April 7, 2015, there is a new Massachusetts law in effect that requires drivers to turn on their headlights and taillights during certain driving conditions.

headlights and taillights lawAlthough many cars are now manufactured to have the headlights come on when the car is started, not all do.  Some headlights still need to be manually engaged.  Whichever is the case for your vehicle, you must now make sure that your headlights and taillights are on under the following conditions:

  • Whenever the windshield wipers are engaged
  • Thirty minutes before sunrise or sunset
  • When visibility is low at a distance of 0- 500 feet

This law is attempting to make inclement weather driving safer during daylight hours.  Drivers should be aware that if they are cited for a violation of this law that they can be ticketed and surcharged. This will affect their driving record and their insurance rates.  For more information or to read the full law you can visit


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