If it’s raining, turn your headlights on

February 27, 2013 

Since we have been coming to Myrtle Beach for over 13 years, I have noticed that many people do not put on their car lights when it is raining. A few years back, I contacted the DMV to see what the law was regarding putting your car lights on when it is raining.

I was told, if your windshield wipers are on, then your car lights must be on. It is the law.

Yet about every seventh car is driving in the rain with no lights on. If the police would put on a campaign to ticket such drivers, I’ll bet more people would put their lights on. I should note that many car drivers assume that because their lights go on automatically, their tail lights are on. That is not always the case.

Also, on foggy days, your car lights must be on. People just don’t realize how important it is to have your lights on to help prevent accidents.

The writer lives in Myrtle Beach.

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