If you don't do this, then you're not only breaking the law, you're also putting yourself and others at risk. 

Some drivers need to be reminded that when it's raining or foggy, you need to have your lights on, and daytime running lights don't count. My drive into work this morning was extremely murky and I could hardly see with my lights on, let alone vehicles coming at me without their lights on. The flashing red lights on a stopped school bus barely cut through the dense mist.

Turn your headlights on during the rain, fog or snow. It makes it easier for you to see and also lets me know you're there. When visibility is as low as it was this morning, and there are no lines on the road, it's dangerous to have someone driving towards you without their lights on.

Want some proof? Here you go:

The Department of Motor Vehicle's website states the following:

"...Rain, fog or snow make it harder to see through your windshield, and difficult for other drivers to see you. New York State law requires you to turn on your headlights when the weather conditions require the use of windshield wipers to clear rain, snow, sleet or fog. "Daytime lights" do not qualify as headlights..."

The New York Safety Council reminds us that New Yorkers must also have their headlights on a half-hour after sunset until one half-hour before sunrise. You must also flip them on when your visibility is reduced to 1,000 feet or less, and you're required to have your headlights on any time you are using your windshield wipers.

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