Drivers urged to keep lights on while driving in snow

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 5 January 2018 at 11:32 am

Photos by Tom Rivers: Traffic moves along Main Street in Albion near the railroad tracks this morning. The snow has made it difficult for some drivers to see cars, especially if they don’t have their headlights and taillights turned on.

Gary Befus of Albion was out driving this morning, taking care of some errands and checking on the American Legion Post on Gaines Basin Road, where he is a member.

Befus said many vehicles didn’t have their lights on.

“It’s frightening,” he said. “You can’t see people.”

Some vehicles will automatically have the headlights come on, but Befus said the sensors don’t always do their job in snowy conditions so the lights might not come on.

He urged people to manually turn on the lights, which better ensures the headlights and taillights are both on.

Befus also reminded people to wipe the snow off the front and back lights.

A car on East Park Street crosses Platt Street this morning in Albion in difficult driving conditions.

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