Dear Eleanore Turkington:
I read in your column a couple of weeks ago about the laws in Connecticut regulating when motorists should turn their car lights on. After dusk, poor weather, etc. After reading this item in Gripe Vine, I have become aware of this policy and do remind myself to follow this law.
However, being so prompted I have noticed a very interesting occurrence while on the road. I am asking your readers through Gripe Vine, how many of them have seen trucks, big ones, small ones, panel trucks, landscaping trucks etc., WITHOUT THEIR HEADLIGHTS ON at dusk or doing bad weather. Can I ask your readers seeing this dangerous practice to email Gripe Vine or drop you a note in the mail verifying this dangerous practice? I am aware that cars disobey the law, but truly, TRUCKS more so.
Come on truck drivers, get with the program.
VG No longer a law breaker.
Your inquiring letter was and is very interesting. I have found myself making mental notes lately to see how many trucks are not displaying headlights during poor visual weather. Yes, I would like to see readers’ comments in providing this information, pro or con. Email email@example.com if you agree or disagree with this complainer. You can always regular mail your opinion to Gripe Vine c/o West Haven Voice 840 Boston Post Road, Box 4.
Once again, to clarify the law, Connecticut General Statutes Section 14-96, states that “motorists are required to use headlights from anytime from a half hour after sunset to a half hour before sunrise, as well as when driving in poor weather when visibility is 500 feet or less or if there is precipitation.”
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