Park City drivers need to remember the headlights
January 13, 2015
The Park City Police Department last week stopped an unusual number of drivers spotted not using headlights.
The cases included:
- on Sunday, Jan. 11 at 5:36 p.m., the police stopped a driver at the intersection of Deer Valley Drive and Bonanza Drive after seeing the vehicle without headlights illuminated.
- on Jan. 11 at 3:10 a.m., a police officer pulled over a driver on Main Street, saying the vehicle was driving without headlights.
- on Jan. 11 at 2:30 a.m., a driver was stopped after an officer observed the person driving with the vehicle’s high beams on.
- on Saturday, Jan. 10 at 11:17 p.m., the police pulled over a driver in the vicinity of Marsac Avenue and Prospect Avenue after an officer reportedly watched the vehicle drive without headlights on Swede Alley and not signal when making a turn.
- on Jan. 10 at 10:54 p.m., a police officer pulled over a driver on Swede Alley for not using headlights.
- on Friday, Jan. 9 at 10:06 p.m., an officer pulled over a driver after seeing the headlight out on the passenger side.
- on Wednesday, Jan. 7 at 7:29 a.m., the police stopped a driver along Kearns Boulevard for not illuminating the lights.
- on Tuesday, Jan. 6 at 11:39 p.m., a driver was stopped on the 2000 block of Prospector Avenue for not using the headlights.
Phil Kirk, a Police Department captain, said officers conducted heavy rounds of traffic patrols during Christmas and New Year’s and plan to continue through the Sundance Film Festival and upcoming holidays.
"Driving without headlights is one indicator of impaired driving, one of many indicators," Kirk said.
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