Martin & Jones, PLLC
Call today for a Free consultation.
800-662-1234

Should I Use My Hazard Lights in the Rain?

In a heavy rain storm when your windshield wipers just won't keep up, you want to be as safe as possible. Sometimes it is not even safe to pull over. You want to do something. Don't turn on your hazard lights. The hazard lights indicate your vehicle is a hazard not that the weather is a hazard.

Hazard lights in a driving rain storm distort your intentions. The drivers around you are fighting the rain. The drivers around you must anticipate your intentions through the rain and wipers. The blinking hazard lights make it difficult to tell if you are suddenly braking or turning.

Although North Carolina does not specifically prohibit the use of hazard lights when driving, you could be charged with an unsafe movement. Most other states do prohibit using hazard lights except in certain specific situations such as a funeral procession.

If you feel unsafe in a rainstorm, turn on your headlights on low beam, turn windshield wipers to high, put away the cell phone, move to the far right lane and when you have the opportunity exit, turn off the main road and find shelter. The rain will pass shortly. Be safe.

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information

Testimonials

Contact US Get Help Now

Send us an email or call us today at 800-662-1234 to speak with an attorney about your claim or to arrange a free consultation. It costs nothing to call and there is no obligation. In fact, we are not paid until your case is resolved. Se habla español. If you are unable to travel to one of our offices in Raleigh, Durham and Wilmington, we will meet with you at your location.

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close

Privacy Policy

Raleigh Office
410 Glenwood Avenue
Suite 200
Raleigh, NC 27603

Toll Free: 800-662-1234
Phone: 919-821-0005
Raleigh Law Office Map

Wilmington Office
1213 Culbreth Drive
Suite 121
Wilmington, NC 28405

Toll Free: 800-662-1234
Phone: 910-256-4005
Wilmington Law Office Map

Durham Office
302 East Pettigrew Street
Suite 330
Durham, NC 27701

Toll Free: 800-662-1234
Phone: 919-544-3000
Durham Law Office Map