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Thread: Using fogs in clear conditions... the debate.

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    Default Using fogs in clear conditions... the debate.

    Firstly, I've posted this out of interest to see where people stand with motorists driving with their front fogs on during conditions that don't warrant having fogs on.

    Secondly, please keep it civil, I'd like to see the results without the tread having to be closed by the moderating team.

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    Voted no. Highway code says they should ONLY be used in visibility of less than 100 metrres. Would you not wear your seatbelt because you did not like it. Illegal end of story.
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    With so many cars having DRLs these days I find it hard to decide if they are fogs or DRLs sometimes. Used to annoy me a lot. Not so much now.

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    There is no debate - it's illegal, pointless and blinds oncoming motorists.

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    As above and also an offence you can be fined for.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CDTiMatt View Post
    Firstly, I've posted this out of interest to see where people stand with motorists driving with their front fogs on during conditions that don't warrant having fogs on.

    Secondly, please keep it civil, I'd like to see the results without the tread having to be closed by the moderating team.
    IMO the only excuse for using fogs when its not foggy is to aid in making the car more visible, if you think you need this, fit DRL's or switch on the side lights. Fogs only light up the front, not the rear, which is where you need the lights if its to make you easier to see

    As well as the legalities of using foglights when visibility is not reduced

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    A mate of mine was following me in a hired VW van today with DRLs and it annoyed the hell out of me even though they were sidelights and I knew he couldn't turn them off. For me it makes it worse when someone chooses to have their fogs on.

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    i do see the point about the DRLs tho, also some of the xenons are totally blinding

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    Feel quite strongly about this myself, they are FOG LIGHTS! It's there in the name. If I drove around with my rear fog lights on I'd expect to be physically abused!

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    I cant see the problem with it myself! If anything, they just increase the visibility of a car to other road users. They are not a danger as they are not bright enough to dazzle oncoming traffic. Hid's on the other hand.....some do my head in, especally little ***** in saxos who insist having them on in the daytime!

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