practice that most professional drivers and other motorists have
followed for years during bad weather could become law in Texas
if a bill under consideration in the state Legislature is approved.
Sen. Jeff Wentworth, R-San Antonio, has filed legislation to require
drivers to turn on their headlights and windshield wipers when driving
in inclement weather.
SB204, the driver is required to make “use of the vehicle’s windshield
wipers,” when facing “moisture, rain, snow or other obstructions
caused by unfavorable atmospheric conditions,” Wentworth wrote.
are also required to have “maintained” windshield wipers.