practice that is second nature to most professional drivers
and other motorists is one step closer to becoming law in
Texas Senate passed a bill March 27 that would require drivers
to turn on their headlights when their windshield wipers
are in use. The bill now heads to the House for consideration.
filed by Sen. Jeff Wentworth, R-San Antonio, would make it
a general misdemeanor to drive in rain, sleet or snow with
the wipers on but headlights off. Violations could result
in a fine of up to $200.
sense would tell you to turn on your vehicle's headlights
when it is raining, but not everyone uses common sense when
driving,” he told The Dallas Morning News.
bill is signed into law, Texas would become the sixth state
to require drivers to use headlights when unfavorable road
conditions warrant use of windshield wipers.