During all the recent rain, we have see some complaints on social media about Texans not using their headlights on the interstate.
I don't know who needs to hear this but here in the Great State of Texas, we turn our headlights on when we turn our windshield wipers on. It's just the smart, safe thing to do. #NowYouKnow #TheMoreYouKnow #VisionZeroSA— Jillian Harris (@jh_bikes) October 29, 2019
Honestly, for once in your life Texas drivers, please drive properly and legally. It’s literally flooding out there and y’all can’t put your headlights on, stay in your lane, use turn signals or coast to a stop instead of slamming on your brakes. It’s suicidal you selfish twits.— Abeg157 (@IztihaadH) October 24, 2019
In case you are new here, Texas requires headlights to be on at nighttime and when visibilty is less than 1,000 feet.
What does 1,000 feet look like? This Reddit thread gives you a good idea:
So basically, anytime it rains in Texas, it's safe to say you should have your headlights on. Some states are even stricter than Texas, like Arkansas. Arkansas requires headlights to be on if windshield wipers are in use. Alabama, Delaware, Kansas, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Missouri, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina and Virginia also follow this law.
For more information on headlight laws in each state, click here.
Indiana even requires that headlights be white or amber.