I recently found out from my Father that the State of MO now has a law that requires headlights to be on ANYTIME one uses their Windshield Wipers. I haven't read the thing yet, but is this worth the paper it's wrote on? I think Someone in Jefferson City, Mo was on DUM-Dum pills the day the Mo. Legislature wrote/Approved this law.
Those who own a vehicle whose headlights are on all the time you have no worry.
Only Us PO' folks that still have the manual headlight switch in our vehicles have the potential to get caught. Fine is $10.00. =Whooppie!!
I suspect this law was wrote to be enforced as a Safety measure when an Officer spots a vehicle with its headlights off during true falling rain and downpours.
If it is worded as such "must have headlight on while using yourwindshield wpiers" then the law is too vague to enforce.
Only by chance would anyone get caught. To truly enforce this law would require an officer to be right behind every vehicle driving in Mo., or ride in your vehicle with you.!!
How many times has one been hit by Waterspray after a rain and it's partly cloudy by an 18 Wheeler or large pick-up even other cars/trucks? Or had their vehicle "Decorated" by Birds or Bugs on the Windshield on a clear Day.?
I never even think about turning my headlights on, just hit the window spray and wipers, get my windshield clean, shut off my wipers and go on.
Now any of us could get a ticket for this??
When I feel I need my headlights, I turn them on. It's a judgement call as far as I am concerned.