New law in Massachusetts: Wipers on, headlights on

by plong

The new state law, known as “Wipers On, Headlights On,” takes effect on Tuesday, April 7th. The new law will require drivers to turn on their headlights and tail-lights whenever their windshield wipers are on, including during the daytime.   The law also says headlights should be in use 30 minutes before sunrise and sunset or when visibility is under 500 feet.

The fine for violating the new law is only $5, but drivers who get fined for a headlights offense could also face insurance surcharges.  Surcharges may result in increased insurance premiums.

Chapter 481 of the Acts of 2014 was approved in January.

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