Massachusetts drivers will be required to turn on their headlights whenever they turn on their windshield wipers starting on April 7.
The Massachusetts legislature passed the new law – M.G.L.c.85, sec 15 – in December 2014.
Basically, if you need your wipers, you must use your headlights, even on a sunny day that has road conditions that require your windshield wipers.
Under the law, a police officer can pull you over for failing to comply. The police officer also can issue a ticket for failure to compile with the new Massachusetts headlight law. The ticket is considered a surchargable traffic violation. These violations can increase car insurance premiums.