In India, as per the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988, it is mandatory for all motor vehicles to use front and rear lights during the night time, i.e., from half an hour after sunset to half an hour before sunrise, and at any other time when there is insufficient light to see people or vehicles on the road at a distance of 150 meters.
Driving a motor vehicle without front and rear lights during these hours is a violation of traffic rules and can result in penalties such as fines, license suspension, and even imprisonment, depending on the severity of the offense and its consequences.
Using front and rear lights during night time is crucial for the safety of both the driver and other road users. The lights help to improve visibility, making it easier for the driver to see and avoid any obstacles, pedestrians, or other vehicles on the road. It also makes the vehicle more visible to other road users, reducing the risk of accidents.