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Headlights vs. Daytime Running Lights
The following tidbit is based on information the Department of Motor Vehicles sends me weekly: California law requires motorists to turn on their headlights when it’s raining or foggy and 30-minutes before sunset. If your vehicle has daytime running lights, you may think that's sufficient. Not so, according to the state agency. "The California Vehicle Code requires that you use your headlights – not just your daytime running lights – in several situations," the agency reported. "Your headlights must be turned on if it is cloudy, raining, snowing or foggy. If the weather requires that your windshield wipers be turned on, your headlights must also be turned on, as well as on frosty mornings when car windows are likely to be foggy, and on narrow country or mountain roads." The reasoning is, if you're having trouble seeing other vehicles on the road, then they may be having issues seeing you, too. Using your headlights can help avoid head-on collisions. Learn more about this and other driving-related subjects online at www.dmv.ca.gov.