There's no wiggle room in the Minnesota law; if there are snowflakes falling, even flurries -- you need to have your headlights on.

It's not about whether or not you can see; it's about being seen.

And something to be aware of, many cars now automatically turn your headlights on when darkness reaches a certain point, but they may not automatically turn on when it's raining or snowing. You'll need to flip them on manually.

A ticket for not having your lights on will cost you $115. (Ouch!) You can read the full Minnesota statute HERE.


The core reason behind all of this isn't just to avoid a ticket, but to keep all of us safe & alive on Minnesota roads.

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