I know you have seen it and maybe even participated in it. During one of those awful rain storms or frequent downpours about 50% of the driving public here in Florida turns their hazard blinker lights on and continue forging on through inclement weather.
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Someone must have thought it was a bright idea at the time and everyone else figured they would go along with it. It’s as a great of idea as driving with your daytime-running lights on when its night time.
There seems to be an epidemic of folks driving around in the rain with their hazard lights on but most don’t realize that doing so is actually illegal. Contrary to what some may believe, driving with the hazards does not provide better visibility per se for the driver or others around them on the road. Doing so in the state of Florida is illegal and poses several other issues that you may not even think about.
Your hazard lights on your vehicle serve a specific purpose, to warn other drivers that your vehicle is stopped or immobile at the moment. Aside from that very meaning, their definition seems to be lost in translation and misconstrued as a device to add additional visibility or illumination during heavy rain storms. The problem seems especially prevalent with our local Florida drivers.
I will admit, visibility is considerably reduced during some of the recent rain storms we have had and driving at or near