With the recent change from Daylight Savings Time back to Standard Time, and with the shorter days of fall and winter, motorists are spending more time driving in the twilight portions of the day. Both State and Municipal Law require drivers to have their headlights on from one half hour before sunset to one half hour after sunrise. Besides being necessary for seeing the roadway, having your headlights on allows other drivers to see your vehicle approaching and could possibly prevent accidents.
Daytime Running Lights
Some foreign countries require vehicles to have lights on at all times which is the reason some vehicles have daytime running lights installed as factory equipment. Anything you can do to make your vehicle more visible to other drivers is a good idea and may prevent them from pulling out in front of you when they do not see you approaching.
Drivers of newer vehicles that have headlights that come on automatically need to be aware that they need to manually turn on their lights when inclement weather arrives. Sometimes the headlight sensors don't catch the need for the lights to be on.