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Wipers on, Lights On: New Massachusetts Law

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Wipers on, Lights On: New Massachusetts Law

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Beginning on April 7, 2015, a new wipers on, lights on Massachusetts law will go into effect in Massachusetts which requires drivers to turn on their headlights and tail-lights whenever weather conditions require use of windshield wipers. The wipers on, lights on Massachusetts law also states that lights should be turned on a half-hour after sunset and a half-hour before sunrise or when visibility is under 500 feet.

The fine for violating the new headlight law is $5. However, a driver who gets ticketed for a headlights offense may also incur a minor surchargeable traffic violation. Under the new wipers on, light on Massachusetts law, insurance surcharges will go on your driving record and could increase your insurance rate.

Our advice: keep it simple. When you turn on your wipers, turn on your lights. Be safe, protect your driving record and avoid getting pulled over.

If you have legal questions in Massachusetts, we, at Sankey Law, are here to help you. Give us a call today at (781)930-3127 for more information about how we can help you protect your rights.

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