Suffolk's 'Lights On' program will not punish drivers for minor equipment violations

The goal of the "Lights On" program is to not punish motorists with minor equipment violations such as broken headlights and taillights.

News 12 Staff

Apr 21, 2022, 10:34 PM

Updated 722 days ago

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Suffolk County started a new program Thursday designed to give drivers less tickets.
It is called "Lights On" with the goal of not punishing motorists with minor equipment violations such as broken headlights and taillights.
Before the "Lights On" program, drivers would get a ticket and have 24 hours to fix the problem.
Police will hand out vouchers to be redeemed at participating repair shops and it won't cost car owners anything.
"This will no double ease the burden for Suffolk County residents, and help keep the drivers safe while they are out on the roads," says Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone
Once a driver opens a voucher, they have 14 days to fix the car.
Suffolk County will reimburse the repair shop up to $250.


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