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Doesn’t the law require you to use headlights when using windshield wipers?

Merton Vance
StarNews

Under state law, drivers are supposed to turn on headlights while using windshield wipers, to help improve visibility during rain. It helps drivers see better and also makes cars more visible to other drivers.

Here’s a link to some wet weather driving tips:

www.ncdot.org/travel/safetytips/

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3 Responses to “ Doesn’t the law require you to use headlights when using windshield wipers?”

  1. On February 8, 2010 at 7:49 pm Billy wrote:

    Headlights do NOT have to be on when the windshield wipers are in intermittent (slow) mode.

  2. On February 12, 2010 at 11:05 am Elizabeth wrote:

    Maybe so, but it makes sense to turn them on for the safety of yourself and others.

  3. On May 19, 2016 at 9:31 am Mike wrote:

    The law states that HEADLIGHTS must be on when wipers are on as they illuminate the rear lights also, as parking lights do not on most if not all cars.



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