It has been a big discussion on social media: motorists who use their hazard lights while driving in the rain.
In Florida, it is illegal to drive with your hazard lights. Hazards lights are for stopped vehicles only, officials say.
The one situation where Florida drivers are allowed to use their hazards when in motion is when the vehicle is being used in a funeral procession.
The FHP says officially that your flashers are for emergency situations ONLY.
Emergency responders are trained to look for hazard lights to see if a driver needs help.
Not to mention that when your hazard lights are on, they disable your blinkers from working, which makes it impossible for your fellow drivers to determine your intentions to turn or change lanes, which could cause accidents.
The FHP spokesperson says if visibility is so bad that you cannot see, pull over in a parking lot, plaza or somewhere safe until conditions improve.
SO THERE YOU HAVE IT! Hazard lights OFF, headlights ON in the rain! Be safe out there!