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POLICE TO DRIVERS: MAKE SURE VEHICLE HEADLIGHTS ARE ON WHEN ITS DARK

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Some drivers in the listening area either are not aware that they are driving without their headlights on when its dark or are intentionally setting up a dangerous situation in doing so.

Tennessee state law regarding the subject is as follows:

“Under Tennessee Code sections 55-9-401 and 55-9-406, any motor vehicle traveling on a state highway, state aid road, or any street or road under the control of the state government, federal government, or local government (city, town, county) must use headlights at the times required by the statutes. Drivers are required to use headlights from 1/2 hour before sunset to 1/2 hour before sunrise in normal conditions. They are also required to use headlights when visibility is low because of fog, smoke, and rain. Rain is defined in the statutes to include rain, mist, snow, and other forms of precipitation.”

If you are caught driving without headlights on while it is dark, you will be pulled over and cited for a misdemeanor in the state. It is punishable by a fine and or jail time.

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