Avis Complaint - Headlights are OFF on rented car, $200 ticket as a result
I rented car from Avis for business purpouses on Dec 13th, 2010 at San Jose, CA airport (plate #OR 275EVG). Vehicle was not prepared 100% for me, namely headlghts knob was turned all the way to "No headlights". This is not default setting and this is not a setting any car which is expected to be driven shall have. I started driving after rental and was driving on well lit highway so I did not notice that might lights are not on (since there were enough illumination around me). I got non-moving traffic ticket for "driving in dark hours with no headlights on". I firmly believe it's Avis's responsibility to make sure car is ready for rental including putting all respective controls in usable condition. The way car was rented to me would result in fine immediately leaving garage is police car would stand there.