phillips, hunt, walker & hanna JACKSONVILLE DRIVING WITH HAZARD LIGHTS ON IN A STORM IN FLORIDA- SHOULD I?
The answer is no. It is illegal to drive with your vehicle’s hazard lights on in a storm.
LAW OF THE STORM: In Florida, it is illegal to drive with hazard lights flashing. Hazards lights are for stopped vehicles only. See 316.2397 for more details. Given illegality and that same light bulb typically used to flash your hazard lights is also used for turn signals, it can also create civil liability if a wreck is caused.
The one exception where Florida drivers are allowed to use hazards while in motion is when the vehicle is being used in a funeral procession. See 316.1974.
However, every state is different. For laws in your state, visit this summary by the America Automobile Association (AAA).
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