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When to Use Hazard Lights

Using your hazard lights doesn't have to be difficult. Here are some Do's and Don't's of using your hazard lights.


  1. Use them when you have to pull off the side of the road because you need assistance. This can help prevent other drivers from accidentally colliding with your vehicle.

  2. Use them when you want to warn other drivers of an upcoming road hazard. This can prevent them from accident, especially if said hazard is something they might not notice otherwise.

  3. Use them when you are driving in a funeral procession.


  1. Use them when driving in bad weather. Some drivers try to use their hazard lights to improve visibility in snowy weather, but this can confuse other drivers because they are used to seeing hazard lights turned on only on stationary vehicles. Using your low beams is usually the better option for bad weather.

  2. Use them when you're trying to do something you're not supposed to, like double parking or illegal parking. Throwing on your hazard lights doesn't make it right or appropriate.