Headlight use required in traffic safety corridors

All four Highway Safety Corridors in Alaska, including the Sterling Highway between Sterling and Soldotna, have been outfitted with signs which notify motorists that headlights must be used while vehicles are operating on the roadways. The Department of Transportation and Public Facilities spent the past month installing the signs in the corridors. Alaska State Troopers want to inform the public of this new requirement in all the Highway Safety Corridors in hopes of reducing the number of motorist not currently using their headlights in the posted areas.

“This isn’t about writing people tickets,” said Captain Hans Brinke, Commander of B Detachment. “It is about safety. Having lights on allows oncoming traffic to see your vehicle and take appropriate action. Driving with headlights on is one thing motorists can do to reduce the odds of a head on collision.”

State law requires headlights to be on from half an hour after sunset until half an hour before sunrise on all roadways in Alaska. The administrative code also requires headlights to be utilized on all roadways with posted signs requiring the use of headlights.

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