This Pit thread prompts the question.
I’ve been pulled over twice for burned-out tail lights (different cars, left one both times). The statie informed me of the failure and sent me on my way, and the lamps were replaced the following day. No ticket, not warning, just a courteous notification.
Since I find myself in heavy traffic on my commutes, I’m frequently looking in my rearview mirror to check that my tail lights and brake lights are illuminated. Since most people up here drive with headlights on until well after they’re not required to, I do as well. I look at the vehicle in front of me to make sure I have two headlights illuminated. (At night it’s easy to see that they are.) I don’t do a ‘pre-flight check’, walking around my car to make sure everything that should be lit is lit before I get in to drive away; but I do try to pay attention when I drive.
So do you check your vehicle’s lights? How often?