It's more than just being safe, it's the LAW in Iowa.

321.384 When lighted lamps required.

Every motor vehicle upon a highway within the state, at any time from sunset to sunrise, and at such other times when conditions such as fog, snow, sleet, or rain provide insufficient lighting to render clearly discernible persons and vehicles on the highway at a distance of five hundred feet ahead, shall display lighted headlamps as provided in section 321.415.

Remember: automatic headlights can be ‘tricked’ if conditions are right. Make sure that you manually switch your headlamps ON during daytime fog, snow, and/or rain.

Iowa is one of 14 states that require to have headlights turned when conditions are ‘adverse’ or when there’s not “sufficient lighting.”

  • Connecticut
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Iowa
  • Minnesota
  • Montana
  • New Hampshire
  • North Dakota
  • Oklahoma
  • Tennessee
  • Utah
  • Vermont
  • West Virginia
  • Wyoming

However, in 18 states, if your windshield wipers are on, then your headlights must be on as well:

  • Alabama
  • Arkansas
  • California
  • Delaware
  • Illinois
  • Kansas
  • Louisiana
  • Maine
  • Massachusetts
  • Missouri
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • North Carolina
  • Ohio
  • Pennsylvania
  • Rhode Island
  • South Carolina
  • Virginia

Side Note: PLEASE dim your headlights when meeting traffic at night. My eyeballs thank you.

LOOK: Answers to 30 common COVID-19 vaccine questions

While much is still unknown about the coronavirus and the future, what is known is that the currently available vaccines have gone through all three trial phases and are safe and effective. It will be necessary for as many Americans as possible to be vaccinated in order to finally return to some level of pre-pandemic normalcy, and hopefully these 30 answers provided here will help readers get vaccinated as soon they are able.

Companies Based in Iowa

These companies all have one thing in common: They're based in the Hawkeye state.


More From 98.1 KHAK