Date: Sat, 8 Feb 2003 14:38:04 -0000
From: "JD" <>
Subject: Re: front foglights

"Johannes H Andersen" <> wrote in message > > > tom reingold wrote: > > > > Ian wrote: > > > > > T[Rear dog lights'] main functionality in the UK appears to be that of blinding drivers > > > to the rear (or front in the case of front fog lights) when dickhead drivers > > > insist on using them in the wrong weather conditions, i.e. NOT FOGGY and > > > where manufacturers have failed to take appropriate steps to stop this > > > dangerous abuse of fog lights happening in the first instance. > > > > > > Ian > > > > For that matter, what is the point of front fog lights? > > Easy; they helps when driving through fog. However, it is quite a while > ago that remember driving in dense fog here in the UK. Maybe this has > something to do with changing climate? > > > > > And why is using front foglights bad when they're not needed? I don't > > use mine ever, but when foglights are properly aimed on other people's > > cars, they don't get in my eyes. They just look stupid. > > Quite, they do look stopid, a waste of electricity. > > Johannes > My understanding was that in thick fog (especially on the motorway) the fog never touches the ground and so the light bounces along between the road surface and the base of the fog. they aonly really work well in thick/dense fog. Like on the bottom end of the M25 (in the UK) or in parts of west Wales, where I live. Of course it is actually illegal to use them (front and rear) in the UK unless it is foggy, but the police rarely pull people over as they are more likely to be sitting in their nice wrm transits peering out of the back window through a laser gatso !! I don't really agree that they look stupis per se, just the drivers trying to look cool but having the opposite effect, useually Citroen Saxo's with plastic bits or Vauxhaul novas/corsas. then again drivers in those sort of cars have a boot full of speakers and bleeding ears completely oblivious as you drive past

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