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Senate Bill 382 Would Require Headlights Use During Rainy Weather

Current law requires drivers to have their headlights on during hours of darkness. Failure to follow the current headlight law results in a fine between $10 and $200. Senate Bill 382 / Assembly Bill 581 would also require drivers to use headlights when climatic conditions, such as rain or fog, limit visibility to less than 500 feet for objects on a highway. Non-compliance would result in the same fine schedule as under the current darkness headlight law. Both the Senate and Assembly bills were introduced in November; neither bill has had a public hearing or committee vote.