(February 5, 2019)-  Traffic Tuesday! For this Traffic Tuesday we will be focusing on when your headlights need to be on.

This may come as a surprise to some, but there are other conditions when headlights are mandated to be on besides when it’s dark outside. Headlights must be used at any time from sunset to sunrise including the twilight hours. Twilight hours shall mean the time between sunset and full night or between full night and sunrise. During any rain, smoke, or fog. This is for safety reasons; so other vehicles, pedestrians, and bicyclists can see your vehicle and so you can see what’s on and/or around the roadway.

Florida State Statute 316.217 governs when headlights must be used.

A violation of not having your headlights on is a noncriminal traffic infraction and punishable as a moving violation. 

REMINDER: If you have traffic concerns, you can submit them here: www.capecops.com/traffic. Your concern will be routed directly to the Traffic Unit for follow-up. Please be as detailed as possible to include things like days of week, times you are seeing the issue, or specific cars (if it is a particular vehicle with which you are having an issue).


CAPE CORAL POLICE DEPARTMENT | Public Affairs Office | 1100 Cultural Park Boulevard | Cape Coral, FL 33990 | (239) 242-3341