Florida Drivers Can (Legally) Use Hazard Lights In The Rain Starting July 1

If you've driven during one of Florida's infamous afternoon thunderstorms you've probably seen the message "Headlights On, Flashers Off", reminding drivers that using their hazard lights in the rain was technically illegal.

Now there's good news for the (many) drivers that ignored those signs. Starting July 1, 2021 Florida drivers will be allowed to use hazard lights on roads with speed limits at or above 55 mph when the conditions create “extremely low visibility.”

According to the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles police in Florida have issued about 460 citations for improperly flashing lights on a vehicle since July 2018, so while the law existed it was not widely enforced.

This change will leave just nine states that prohibit using hazard lights while driving.

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