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Violations - CVC 24400

No Headlights

California Vehicle Code Section 24400 - Headlamps on Motor Vehicles

(a) A motor vehicle, other than a motorcycle, shall be:
   (1) Equipped with at least two headlamps, with at least one on
       each side of the front of the vehicle, and, except as to vehicles
       registered prior to January 1, 1930, they shall be located directly
       above or in advance of the front axle of the vehicle. The headlamps
       and every light source in any headlamp unit shall be located at a
       height of not more than 54 inches nor less than 22 inches.
   (2) Operated during darkness, or inclement weather, or both, with
       at least two lighted headlamps that comply with paragraph (1).
(b) As used in paragraph (2) of subdivision (a), "inclement weather"
    is a weather condition that is either of the following:
    (1) A condition that prevents a driver of a motor vehicle from
        clearly discerning a person or another motor vehicle on the highway
        from a distance of 1,000 feet.
    (2) A condition requiring the windshield wipers to be in
        continuous use due to rain, mist, snow, fog, or other precipitation
        or atmospheric moisture.


Questions for You
  1. Q: Did the Officer came up to your car, and asked you to turn on the headlights and you turned it on, and the lights worked ?
    A: Yes
    or No
  2. Q: If the lights were not working, did you get a fix ticket ?
    A: Yes (If so, fix it and show it to the Officer at the police station.)
    or No (Fix it by a mechanic, and get some document to prove that was malfunctioned, and now it works!)
  3. Q: Did you turned on your wipers due to rain, snow, and etc ?
    A: Yes
    or No (I just wanted to clean the windshield a few times. It was not rainning or snowing.)