Readers’ Views

Using wipers? Turn your lights on

To the Editor:

I am a retired safety director. I notice safety items not only in places of work, but also how in how people get to and from work.

One item I worked with was a law most states, including Minnesota and Iowa, have: when windshield wipers are being used, then headlights are to be on. Not daytime running lights. A state trooper has said, “Headlights in the law means not only your headlights but also tail lights.”

Today (Oct. 2), on Highway 15 between Walmart and Truman, I met more than 40 cars that did not have their headlights on.

In the past, I have called various businesses and towns about their vehicles that were not following the law.

James M. Bock