Bad weather headlights bill killed in Texas

| 6/5/2003

A bill that would require Texas drivers to turn on their headlights when their windshield wipers are in use failed to pass before the state Legislature adjourned June 2.

SB204 never made it to the House floor for a vote after gaining passage in the Senate in March.

The bill, sponsored by Sen. Jeff Wentworth, R-San Antonio, would have made it a general misdemeanor to drive in rain, sleet or snow with the wipers on but headlights off. Violations could have resulted in a fine of up to $200.