Proper use of auto headlights by Alpharetta attorney Scott Miller
On the street today I see headlights of various colors, white, yellow, shades of blue, and aqua. All of these headlights seem to be brighter than the standard headlight. Also frequently seen on the street today are additional lights mounted on the grill and the roof of various SUV type vehicles. After noticing so many vehicles with powerful bright lights, I decided to interview people about the proper use of headlights.
So, I conducted an informal survey, asking people about the proper use of headlights. More specifically when people are required to use their dim lights. Surprisingly only a small percentage of people interviewed could answer the questions correctly.
The state of Georgia's driving manual says that high beam headlights should only be used in rural areas or when there are no other cars near your vehicle. Given the amount of traffic in the Metro Atlanta area, there are almost no times when other vehicles or not in the area of your vehicle.
The Georgia law states that you should use the low beam of your headlights when you are within 500 feet of an on coming vehicle. You should use your low beam headlights when you are following another vehicle and you are within 200 feet of that vehicle. You should use low beam headlights on all the roads that have street lights present. This means almost all of the roads in the Metro Atlanta Area. State laws specify that you must use your low beam headlights when you're driving in fog, snow, smoke rain, or anytime your vision is reduced to less than 200 feet.
If you have questions about this or if you have been cited for a headlight or high-beam violation, contact the traffic ticket defense attorney Scott Miller in Alpharetta, Georgia for a free consultation. 770-408-1001