The Legislature has amended M.G.L. c. 85 and effective April 7, 2015, the amendment will require drivers to turn on their headlights whenever weather conditions require the use of windshield wipers. Though the law only allows a minimal fine for a violation, admitting responsibility and paying the fine will put a “minor surchargeable traffic violation” on your driving record, and in some circumstances, that can affect your auto insurance rates.
So remember, windshield wipers on? Lights on!