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It’s the Law…Drive with Headlights ON in Snow, Rain & Fog

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Did you know that even during day light hours Michigan Vehicle Code 257.684 (Act 300 of 1949) requires all vehicles to have headlights ON when driving in snow, sleet, rain, fog or any condition when there is not sufficient light to see clearly at a distance of 500 feet ahead.

If your vehicle has automatic headlights, the sensors during the day hours will not activate the lights and turn them on so make sure that you manually turn on your lights in these conditions!

Remember when driving in foggy conditions, use your low-beam headlights or fog lights if vehicle is equipped with fog lights. Never use your high-beam headlights in fog as the bright light reflects off the water particles in the cloud vapor that makes up the fog making it much harder to see.