The Importance of Tail Lights
Cars today are equipped with a wide variety of lights that all perform some safety function to prevent accidents with either other vehicles or pedestrians. One of the most important sets of lights a car can have in working condition is the tail lights.
Tail lights are different from brake lights in that they are on constantly if the lights are on. These lights are very important when driving in fog, rain, snow, or at night under any conditions. The lights alert drivers behind the car to the presence of the vehicle so that cars know to move around the vehicle or slow down.
When tail lights are not present on a car, the occupants of this vehicle are in danger of being hit. It is sometimes difficult for a driver to determine if his or her tail lights are out without the aid of some kind soul on the road. In the event that a police officer sees a car without tail lights, the officer may issue a ticket for this problem. Regardless of the difficulty in determining if the lights are out, drivers are responsible for keeping their vehicles in the best shape possible. This includes replacing tail lights that have burned out.
If a driver is rear ended because he or she does not have tail lights that work, it may be possible for that driver to be found partially negligent if a lawsuit arises. This may reduce the amount in compensation that the individual is likely to receive to pay for the damages to his or her car as well as any medical bills.
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