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Old January 9th 09, 03:56 PM posted to uk.sci.weather
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I'm fed up with having my eyes burnt out by car rear fog lights, I don't
think I have ever needed to turn mine on as the fog is never thick
enough and hasn't been for many a year.

99% of the time I am traveling in a constant flow of traffic and can see
about 20 cars in front. The only time when fog lights should be used is
when the roads are quiet and someone may approach from behind at a
rate of knots, not being able to judge how thick the fog is with no
reference points until it's to late.

Of course these fog lights will still be on next week long after the
fogs cleared!

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Keith (Southend) wrote:
I'm fed up with having my eyes burnt out by car rear fog lights, I don't
think I have ever needed to turn mine on as the fog is never thick
enough and hasn't been for many a year.

99% of the time I am traveling in a constant flow of traffic and can see
about 20 cars in front. The only time when fog lights should be used is
when the roads are quiet and someone may approach from behind at a rate
of knots, not being able to judge how thick the fog is with no reference
points until it's to late.

Of course these fog lights will still be on next week long after the
fogs cleared!

That's my winge of the day ;-)


Really annoying isn't it?

The only time I use mine is when driving in fog on unlit lanes when
there's nothing behind me. As soon as something comes up behind (I'm
usually one of the slowest cars on the road in fog) I turn the fogs off.

Same issue with people stopped at lights who don't use their handbrakes
- but instead ride the brake pedal.

Just poor driving really. And selfish - but hey, driving the car is
often about ninth on the list of priorities for your average numpty...

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Swaffham, Norfolk.
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Surely if you are driving up the Motorway, and there is patchy dense
fog it is better to leave them on as you are unsure when you will hit
the next patch of dense fog.

Better to be safe than sorry.

I agree that when there is no risk of fog though, they should remain
off.
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In message , "Keith (Southend)"
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I'm fed up with having my eyes burnt out by car rear fog lights, I
don't

[snip]


That's my winge of the day ;-)


May I add my 2p for a complaint against the front ones people seem to
think are fashion accessories. They always seem to dazzle me.

Ta.
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....and then there are those people who don't use any lights, or just use
side lights in fog....


"Tim" wrote in message
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In message , "Keith (Southend)"
writes
I'm fed up with having my eyes burnt out by car rear fog lights, I don't

[snip]


That's my winge of the day ;-)


May I add my 2p for a complaint against the front ones people seem to
think are fashion accessories. They always seem to dazzle me.

Ta.
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I drive up the motorway to Manchester from Devon frequently, and never
fall asleep at the wheel.

As I will be on Sunday.

I repeat, if there are FREQUENT but PATCHY DENSE FOG PATCHES it is
better to keep your fog lights on and concentrate on the traffic in
front of you instead of constantly switching your fog lights on & off,
or forgetting to put them on and a lorry smacking into you from
behind.

If there is NO FOG at all the lights should be off.

As for front lights, it is better to dip your lights in fog. If you
have them on full beam, all you can see is a wall of white fog.


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On Fri, 09 Jan 2009 14:39:04 -0800, bonos.ego wrote:

If there is NO FOG at all the lights should be off.


Actually, they _must_ be off. It's a (largely unenforced) legal
requirement.


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