Washington State Patrol reported a car accident in Spokane involving a car driving at night without headlights. The car reportedly hit a truck and injured both drivers. The driver of the truck was taken to the hospital for evaluation of injuries. WSP say the driver of the car was injured but not taken to the hospital. Drugs or alcohol is said to be involved in the crash. The driver of the car was charged with vehicular assault for failing to yield the right of way.
Is Driving at Night Without Headlights Illegal in Washington?
Yes. Driving at night without headlights is illegal in the state of Washington. If found driving at night without headlights, a police officer could warrant you a ticket. Washington Rules of the Road state that headlights are to be used on all vehicles a half hour after sunset and a half hour before sunrise as well as at any time when there is insufficient light or due to weather. The following is the Washington law regarding use of headlights.
RCW 46.37.020: When lighted lamps and signaling devices are required.
Every vehicle upon a highway within this state at any time from a half hour after sunset to a half hour before sunrise and at any other time when, due to insufficient light or unfavorable atmospheric conditions, persons and vehicles on the highway are not clearly discernible at a distance of one thousand feet ahead shall display lighted headlights, other lights, and illuminating devices as hereinafter respectively required for different classes of vehicles, subject to exceptions with respect to parked vehicles, and such stop lights, turn signals, and other signaling devices shall be lighted as prescribed for the use of such devices.
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