Why Do People Not Realize This Is Illegal in Connecticut?
I just can't stop myself from ranting about this.
Since more people than not aren't catching on, I'm just going to keep at it, because you are breaking the law if you do this in Connecticut.
I'm amazed at the amount of people that drive in rain, mist, fog, without their head lights on. It's against the law people, aside from just being stupidly dangerous, especially if your vehicle is light colored.
Yes, it's Connecticut law. This from cga.ct.gov:
Connecticut law does not link the display of headlights to windshield wiper use. Instead, it requires a motor vehicle to display its headlights and other required lighting devices (1) from one-half hour after sunset to one-half hour before sunrise, (2) at any time when, due to insufficient light or unfavorable atmospheric conditions, people or vehicles are not clearly discernable at a distance or 500 feet, or (3) during any period of precipitation such as rain, snow, or fog.
As if the law wasn't enough, even the Connecticut Drivers manual talks about use of headlights. I found this on page #38:
On rainy, snowy or foggy days, it is sometimes hard for other drivers to see your vehicle. In these conditions, headlights make your vehicle easier to see. Remember, if you turn on your wipers, turn on your headlights. It’s the law.
Evidently, something that should be so easy is so very hard for so many people to grasp. I'd ask how difficult is it to obey the law, but then again, I'm amazed at the number of people who drive with their lights off when it's nearly dark outside. I guess I have my answer.