Wisconsin bill requires headlight use in bad weather

| Thursday, October 30, 2003

A state Assembly panel is reviewing legislation that would require Wisconsin drivers to flip on their headlights when weather limits visibility, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported.

AB22, sponsored by Rep. John Ainsworth, R-Shawano, would permit police to ticket drivers for failure to turn on their headlights during bad weather if pulled over for some other offense.

Fines would be $10 for the first offense and $25 for the second offense, the newspaper reported. Court fees added to most tickets could hike those penalties to $131.40 and $150, respectively.

The bill is in the Assembly Committee on Highway Safety.