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Massachusetts Senate Removes Surcharge From Headlights Law

No SurchargeMassachusetts Senate voted to join the House in lessening the impact of the new law of requiring motorists to turn on their headlights whenever operating their windshield wipers.

Under a state budget amendment unanimously approved by senators, anyone violating the law will not be subject to a surcharge on their auto insurance premiums.

The law itself will remain in effect. Anyone in violation of this law could still be ticketed with a $5.00 moving violation.

To date, this law has not been widely enforced.