Public Service Announcement for Californians – HEADLIGHTS ON WHEN YOUR WIPERS ARE ON

01 Mar 2014 admin In G+ Posts Tags: ,

FYI – this does not mean Daytime running lights, and Auto headlights do not always turn on your headlights when you are in rain during the day…

V C Section 24400 Headlamps on Motor Vehicles

Headlamps on Motor Vehicles

24400. (a) A motor vehicle, other than a motorcycle, shall be equipped with at least two headlamps, with at least one on each side of the front of the vehicle, and, except as to vehicles registered prior to January 1, 1930, they shall be located directly above or in advance of the front axle of the vehicle. The headlamps and every light source in any headlamp unit shall be located at a height of not more than 54 inches nor less than 22 inches.

(b) A motor vehicle, other than a motorcycle, shall be operated during darkness, or inclement weather, or both, with at least two lighted headlamps that comply with subdivision (a).

(c) As used in subdivision (b), “inclement weather” is a weather condition that is either of the following:

(1) A condition that prevents a driver of a motor vehicle from clearly discerning a person or another motor vehicle on the highway from a distance of 1,000 feet.

(2) A condition requiring the windshield wipers to be in continuous use due to rain, mist, snow, fog, or other precipitation or atmospheric moisture.

#california #chp

 

Comments: 17

  1. Lael Rapier 1 Mar 2014 Reply

    Ah, a Statist fanboi. Enjoy the coming Tyranny!

  2. Rick Schey 1 Mar 2014 Reply

    Never like seeing the CHP in my rear view mirror Lol

  3. Rick Schey 1 Mar 2014 Reply

    We drive to Bakersfield from San Luis Obispo a lot to visit my mother in law in Bakersfield. We see those monkeys on highway 46 all the time Lol

  4. Brent Burzycki 1 Mar 2014 Reply

    Funny part is this was posted on the chp Facebook page and it says headlights should be on… Technically they need to be on by law…

  5. Rick Schey 1 Mar 2014 Reply

    On highway 46 you must have headlights on for safety.

  6. Rick Schey 1 Mar 2014 Reply

    Highway 46 is very bad, many head on accidents.

  7. Rick Schey 1 Mar 2014 Reply

    Brent, people drive way to fast on highway 46, makes me so mad the CHP never catch the speeders when we see them Lol

  8. Olav Folland 1 Mar 2014 Reply

    Man, if I could have handed out tickets today…

  9. Rick Schey 1 Mar 2014 Reply

    Go for it man Lol

  10. Rick Schey 1 Mar 2014 Reply

    I have many cop friends in San Luis Obispo, most are cool dudes 🙂

  11. Edward Bartel 1 Mar 2014 Reply

    This is the law in NY, too.

  12. Julie Wall 1 Mar 2014 Reply

    I've lived in several states and this is the law in all of them. My children know this one well as I yell at people who don't have theirs on when it's raining (or have on only the low fog lights or parking lights)

  13. Brent Burzycki 1 Mar 2014 Reply

    I want to be able to write tickets for common sense abuse +Olav Folland

  14. Olav Folland 1 Mar 2014 Reply

    Someone once suggested sitck-em darts where if someone did something stupid you'd just shoot one at their car. Too many stick-em darts and a cop would pull you over for being an asshole. 🙂

  15. Brent Burzycki 1 Mar 2014 Reply

    I had a plan like that but it was paintballs filled with permanent staining ink….

  16. Olav Folland 1 Mar 2014 Reply

    paint balls would be better, but there'd have to be some way to reset it after a ticket.

  17. Brent Burzycki 1 Mar 2014 Reply

    That's part of the punishment process paying for a new paint job…

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