Illustration for article titled Idiot Of The Week: Driving Without Headlights

“Idiot Of The Week” goes to this driver driving without headlights on. This past Friday night around 7:34 PM a small sedan passed me going the opposite direction driving without headlights.

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This is not the first time I’ve seen someone do this but it always pisses me off. I’m always sure to have my headlights or DRLs on whenever I’m driving. I really hate drivers who don’t turn on their headlights as soon as it starts getting dark and or during inclement weather. I wonder why people don’t turn on their headlight in a situation like this. It was certainly dark enough to need them.

Thankfully most newer cars have Daytime Running Lights (DRL) and or automatic headlights. But sadly thats not even a guarantee if the driver turns the feature off.

Connecticut state law-

“Headlights must be turned on whenever it’s impossible to clearly see at least 500 feet ahead, during periods of precipitation, and from 30 minutes after sunset until 30 minutes before sunrise.”

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Sunset this past Friday was at 6:58 PM so this driver was illegally driving without the use of headlights more then 30 minutes after sunset.

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