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Ask HPD: Headlights


Question: What time are you required to turn on your headlights in the evening?

Answer: Every driver, including motorcyclists, must turn the headlights on at least 30 minutes after the sun goes down. Headlights should also be turned on whenever needed to enhance visibility of the roadway. When driving through a tunnel, like the H-3, headlights must be turned on no matter what time of day it is. Violators can face a $47 or $72 citation.

ยง291-25 Lights for motor vehicles, motorcycles, motor scooters, motorized bicycles.

ROH Sec. 15-19.2 When lighted lamps required.