New law requiring headlights to be turned on

A new law requiring headlights and taillights to be kept on during inclement weather and when windshield wipers are on goes into effect for all Massachusetts motorists April 7, 2015. The Massachusetts Department of Transportation said the law is intended to increase safety and visibility of vehicles on the road. The law requires a vehicle’s lights be on when windshield wipers are in use, when low-light or weather conditions prevent other vehicles or people from being seen at 500 feet, and a half-hour after sunset and a half-hour before sunrise. Violations are surchargeable for insurance purposes.