Local law enforcement is reminding you to watch your lights while driving now that the days are growing shorter. The bigger focus is properly using your high beams, which according to state statute should not be used if you are within 500 feet of other motorists on the road. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration found in 2001 approximately 30 percent of people experiencing nighttime glare categorized the practice as disturbing. Kewaunee County Sheriff Matt Joski understands why people use them at this time of the year, especially as days turn into nights quicker and deer become more active. He hopes motorists are aware when they need to turn them down so everyone can stay safe.
Vehicles traveling with trailers should also keep their lights in mind so people can see the extra load you are towing. You can read more about the topic below.