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Headlights

Posted by Lynn Gorelick | Apr 01, 2014 | 0 Comments

One of the most common reasons people are pulled over by the police is for driving without their headlights on. Many cars are equipped with “automatic” headlights that turn on by themselves at night, but if your car is parked by someone else, they may switch your lights to the OFF position. Since you know your lights go on automatically, you may not notice that whoever parked you car switched off the lights. Always double-check your headlights! If your headlights are off, the police have probable cause to pull you over.

In addition, take the time to check all of your lights and make sure they are in working order. It may be a pain-in-the-@$$ to go to the store or mechanic and pay to fix it, but having all your headlights, taillights, brake lights and turn signals in proper working order will eliminate one of the most common reasons law enforcement uses to pull people over. And don't forget the light on your rear license plate, too!

Once you're behind the wheel, remember to obey all speed limits and traffic laws. Make sure you use your turn signals for all your turns and land changes. Make sure everyone in the car uses their seatbelts, and resist the temptation to text or call while you drive.

Better yet, if you have had anything to drink, use a designated driver or take a cab . . . .

But if you do find yourself in trouble, you'll need a top-notch defenseattorney specializing in DUI – someone like Lynn Gorelick!

About the Author

Lynn Gorelick

Lynn Gorelick has been an attorney for 30 years. She is the Attorney Lynn Gorelick is the President of the California DUI Lawyers Association and a Faculty and Sustaining member of the National College of DUI Defense.

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