Hazard lights have a purpose on a vehicle. They are used when your vehicle is disabled or someone in the vehicle is in need of assistance. However, many drivers use them in periods of heavy rain or precipitation.
In the state of Georgia, the use of hazard lights while driving is permitted statewide. Despite this allowance, one Metro Atlanta police department is urging drivers not to use their hazard lights while driving.
The Johns Creek Police Department put out a call on their Facebook page urging drivers not to use their hazard lights while driving.
The department stated that using your hazard lights can reduce visibility and cause other motorists to think that you are stopped or stalled. It can also impair their ability to determine if other vehicles ahead of you are tapping on their brakes.
Use of your hazard lights also disables your turn signals.
The department additionally stated that if conditions are so bad that you are unable to see, the best thing to do is to pull over or not drive at all until conditions improve.
They reiterate that a vehicle’s hazard lights should only be used if a vehicle is disabled or stopped on the roadway or pulled over onto the shoulder. This is a signal to other motorists and emergency services that someone is in need of assistance.
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