Wisconsin was only one of three states that didn’t require headlights to be turned on when conditions limit visibility to 500 feet or less. A new law changes that.
Senate Bill 249 was recently signed into law and requires drivers to turn on headlights when weather conditions limit visibility. Limited visibility means any time that weather conditions limit visibility such that objects are not clearly visible 500 feet from the vehicle – heavy rain, snow and fog.
For the next six months, officers will only issue warnings, but after that a ticket could cost $160.
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