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Turn On Your Headlights

YAKIMA, Wash. - The Department of Transportation says people should use their headlights during the day when weather conditions cause poor visibility.

But if people use their brights when they shouldn't, it could cost them a $100 ticket. The DOT says people shouldn't flash their headlights at other drivers. It might cause them to get distracted from driving.

The DOT's Meagan McFadden says using your car headlights can keep you safer on the roads.

"It's very important for you to have your headlights turned on because visibility is limited and it allows other people to see you as well as for you to see other people," she said.

McFadden also says using your headlights during the day could allow you to see traffic signs and striping on the roads.

She says people should use their headlights even if they can see other cars on the roads.