By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) -- Highway Safety Director Bill Bell says his agency has been receiving reports about drivers not using headlights. Bell says just because you can see the pavement ahead, doesn't mean your vehicle is as visible as it could be with headlights turned on.

Kentucky State Police Lt. David Jude says laws require motorists to have their headlights on until 30 minutes before sunrise, and turn them back on 30 minutes after sunset. He says lights should also be turned on when visibility is low or weather conditions are adverse.

And dim headlights when traffic is coming or you're trailing another vehicle.

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  • by John Location: Bowling Green on Dec 29, 2011 at 03:26 PM
    How can they tell me without giggling that I have to turn my headlights on, put on my seatbelt, etc when they let the weekend warrior motorcyclists ride without helmets?????
  • by Kevin F. Location: lhc on Dec 28, 2011 at 07:10 AM
    Most cars built after 1998 have a daytime running lights option that will run the headlights whenever the key in turned 'ON' as standard equipment.
  • by Angry Red State on Dec 27, 2011 at 12:08 PM
    Oh my gawd, they are stompin' on my individual righta as an american by tryin to tell me when to use my lights!!!
  • by barbie Location: bowling green on Dec 27, 2011 at 07:03 AM
    omg seriously? only in Kentucky!
  • by Abdulhakeem Keown Location: Bowling Green, KY on Dec 26, 2011 at 05:17 PM
    I am highly amused with this article. I am under the opinion that if you have to be told when to turn on your headlights you should NOT be gifted with a license to drive. Driving is a privilege not a necessity.
  • by donne Location: bowling green on Dec 26, 2011 at 04:39 PM
    why wasn't my comment posted?
  • by donne Location: bowling green on Dec 26, 2011 at 12:37 AM
    I can't believe the idiots out there not turning on their lights at dusk or when it rains. Selfish is what it is.. "hey I can see, who cares if anyone can see me." why don't police issue citations.. and here's another one.. I guess people don't care if you can see the rear end of their trailer.. in the summer it is ridiculous.. but it will be at dark and you'll see just about every trailer with no lights .. why aren't they cited?.. yea just not that important.. till someone runs up on one... wrecks and kills someone.
  • by Shawn Location: Glasgow on Dec 25, 2011 at 07:15 PM
    Note that it specifically states HEADLIGHTS. Parking lights should be used when parked as they are intended to be. If it's dark enough to need lights while driving, use headlights. Also as a rule of thumb you should always turn on your headlights when it's raining to make sure your vehicle is visible to others. This is actually a law in some states.
  • by john Location: Bg on Dec 24, 2011 at 10:42 PM
    go out anytime here at dark when it"s raining real over cast.and u can find a lot of people with there lights off.if the police would just look bet they would see it to.they should stat righting tickit"s might stop it then might not at lest try.
  • by Cody on Dec 24, 2011 at 01:50 PM
    30 minutes before sunrise and 30 minutes after sunset? Good job wbko
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