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Front fog lights irritate other drivers

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In this country, I can count on one hand, the number of times I have driven in fog that required fog lights in the LAST TEN YEARS.  And, on a motorway, I was doing 20mph because I could not SEE far enough to go any faster.  The vehicles I could see in front of me (less than 40 yards away) with their fog lights on were a blur, just visible.  On the rare occasions that this happened, it was some of the most frightening times I have ever spent behind a steering wheel!

People think that they look "cool"

Now, rear fogs lights you don't see as often these days; still there's the odd one or two idiots who have forgotten that they have them, like blinding people, or maybe they just don't care... but the FRONT fogs lights have REALLY kicked off. People think they look "cool".

A car with front fog lights Let me tell you, they don't look anything except BRIGHT and they actually make YOU look really STUPID!

A lot of the time, they're misaligned, so that they shine up higher than they should and that makes them appear even brighter.  They should illuminate the road out to the sides of the car and about 20 yards ahead.  They don't have beam shaping like headlamps do, meaning that they aren't dipped to the right and high on the left.

They are NOT an adequate substitute for properly adjusted, properly used headlamps.  So WHY do people use them the way they do?  In fact, I don't want to know why - I want you to turn them off.  Now.  Or I'll smash them!

By: Stonelaughter


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dodge dummy dummy

dodge dummy dummy

this applies to every dodge asshole
dodge dummy dummy
15th Mar 17 11:55

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Touchdown

Touchdown

Dodge dummy dummies
Touchdown
12th Feb 17 13:52

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Seagulls

Seagulls

@ Poo pot, surely four lights showing is the correct way to drive at night (or in conditions of diminished visibility) - two front ones and two at the rear.
Seagulls
17th Jul 14 11:16

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Po pot

Po pot

I think people who drive with four lights on all tthe time are incondiderate to other drivers and have caused me to nearly have ten accidents due to been blinded by them
Po pot
16th Jul 14 23:28

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boblet

boblet

Here in bradistan we have the Cyclops syndrome we have also moved away in many cases from a bright clear safety light, to a softer, golden, flickering, glow from a mono light, the same applies to our fog lights we have different combinations, adding to the mystique. Our taxis lead the world in Cyclops lighting.
boblet
16th Mar 14 15:54

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collar

collar

Damn pointless most of the time. Yet another gripe about 'bad driving'...join the many others on here.
Cars have various lights for different road conditions, so do driver friendly lights have to be considerate to other road users? I have front foglights myself and though they behave well in the fog public opinion seems varied. I can see better sometimes and then boredom sets in. The driver coming the other way had screwed up eyes on his poor face half the time!! The key is turning them off when not needed - works a treat!
collar
15th Mar 14 18:32

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Craig D

Craig D

What is equally annoying and dangerous is the amount of drivers who do not bother with foglights (front or back) when it is in fact, foggy.
And I agree with 'Oi', these daytime running lights do look silly, I think Volvo were the first to introduce them on it's cars back in the 80's.
Craig D
17th Jun 13 12:36

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Oi

Oi

"What about those silly 'fairy lights' what you get on newish Audis ?"

100% agree, they are crap and pointless - daylight running lights I think they are supposed to be called - something about stats from Sweden and Canada proving accidents reduce if cars have lights on during the day. Well that's fine during the day I guess, but it's not necessary at night - cars have this handy device called "headlights" that do the job just fine.

Also:
"I call front fog lights being used in normal conditions 'dickhead lights'.
Deuce - 4-Aug-12 17:39 " -

Couldn't agree more...
Oi
9th Nov 12 20:34

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Deuce

Deuce

I call front fog lights being used in normal conditions 'dickhead lights'.
Deuce
4th Aug 12 17:39

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Road User

Road User

I am glad to see they irritate and annoy other people and not just me. They are such an inconsiderate thing to use and rarely are there any suitable conditions to use them correctly in so they are pretty much pointless on cars.

www.drivershallofshame.co.uk
Road User
25th Jun 12 10:02

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Oi

Oi

"Common courtesy"? Don't make me laugh, very few bother with that anymore.

As people cannot or will not think for themselves and think of others, it would take 100's of police to nick them all before they will turn these bloody lights off.

2 types: young drivers in Peugeots, and drivers of massive buses such as Shoguns or Range Rovers
Oi
21st Feb 12 08:45

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rubenoff

rubenoff

Meeting oncoming vehicles in clear weather at night time with fog lamps lit creates a place for road rage to be created as doe's

Travelling at highway speeds at night time in clear weather and a driver comes up behind us with low beams and fog lamps lit sprays too much light into the rear window and rear view mirrors where has common courtesy gone on the highways ??
rubenoff
21st Feb 12 00:11

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Oi

Oi

....and so it goes on, a light mist descends on the way to work yesterday (and it was a mist, I'm not exaggerating for effect), and yes, you guessed it, on come all the front fogs like a bunch of mindless lemmings.

Would like to see a series of signposts labelled "Free Money" directing to the top of Beachy Head - all of these lemmings would doubtless follow....
Oi
26th Jan 12 08:43

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Oi

Oi

Ok fair play, you got me, I misinterpreted your post.

Curious to see how short your posts need to be...
Oi
22nd Jan 12 00:59

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Boblet

Boblet

Why is it that a percentage of gripers don't read posts properly? You can have as many long posts as you like. I will read or not read them, but whatever I do, I will do it properly.
What I asked for was the facility to write short posts as well.
Boblet
21st Jan 12 17:40

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