For Immediate Release: 04/06/2015
The changes to Mass General Law Chapter 85, Section 15, signed into law in January, require that front and rear motor vehicle lights be activated in all of the following conditions:
When windshield wipers are on
When low light or weather conditions prevent other vehicles or persons from being seen at 500 feet
From ½ hour after sunset to ½ hour before sunrise
Relying on daytime running lights for these conditions is not sufficient under the law. A violation of this law is considered a surchargeable minor motor vehicle traffic law violation for insurance purposes. For more information on the Safe Driver Insurance Plan and insurance surcharge information, please visit the RMV’s Merit Rating Board.
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