If it’s Raining Turn Your Car’s Headlamps On: A Virginia Beach Car Accident Lawyer’s Advice
A lot of people don’t realize there is a law in Virginia that says that if your wipers are on then you should have your headlamps on. Often in serious constant rain you will see some drivers who don’t put on their front headlights.
This is not good, safe driving. First of all there’s a law that says that if your windshield wipers need to be on then your headlamps need to be on. Also it’s just good commonsense that when there is less visibility because of rain then it’s like being in darkness or any other kind of low-light situation where having the extra visibility of headlamps can make the difference between having a wreck and not having one.
Your headlamps allow you to see further down the road than you can without them in the rain. Having your lights on also helps other cars to see you and to not run into you.
Do yourself a favor and obey the law by turning on your lights the next time you’re driving in the rain, a piece of friendly advice from a Virginia Beach personal injury lawyer.
The Norfolk, Virginia Beach and Hampton, VA personal injury law firm, Cooper Hurley, handles automobile, truck, and motorcycle injuries as well as wrongful death, railroad injury cases and medical malpractice. John Cooper and Jim Hurley have over 40 years of combined experience in handling auto injury accident claims. Attorney John Cooper has been named to Virginia “Super Lawyers” since 2010. Cooper Hurley represents people hurt in accidents in Norfolk, Virginia Beach, Portsmouth, Suffolk, Chesapeake, Hampton, Newport News and throughout VA, and always put the best interests of our clients first. The firm is recognized by other lawyers as “AV” by Martindale-Hubbell, a national attorney rating service, for our top level of legal skill and highest ethical standards. Our motto is: “Your Injury, our fight.” If you need help or advice about a serious injury, please call us at (757) 455 -0077 or contact us through this website.