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#1 Daelpix

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Posted 24 July 2013 - 08:26 PM

I've never had fog lights before and I was wondering when I should use them?



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Posted 24 July 2013 - 08:28 PM

https://www.gov.uk/d...37/overview-226

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Posted 24 July 2013 - 08:30 PM

Generally you only use fog lights front and back when visibility is realy bad due to fog. It's illegal to drive around with your fog lights on when visibility is fine

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Posted 24 July 2013 - 08:34 PM

You should see all the cars with fog lights on during the day in bright sunshine! Idiots!!



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Posted 24 July 2013 - 08:36 PM

Yeah you should see the number of them round here too

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Posted 24 July 2013 - 09:16 PM

Clues in the name



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Posted 24 July 2013 - 09:22 PM

I use mine in heavy rain quite often too on the Motorways, the ones near me gather a ton of water and the spray is pretty terrible at the best of times >_>



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Posted 24 July 2013 - 09:37 PM

I use mine in heavy rain quite often too on the Motorways, the ones near me gather a ton of water and the spray is pretty terrible at the best of times >_>

No they just dazzle the guy behind



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Posted 24 July 2013 - 09:40 PM

I don't use the back's, I use the fronts :P 



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Posted 24 July 2013 - 09:46 PM

Ahhh, that's OK then, your're obviulsy one of the more considerate drivers



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Posted 24 July 2013 - 09:49 PM

The way I see it, they're not stupidly bright as I replaced the front fog's with CREE's, so it's more just a light marker and the warning you can give people up front the better. I don't really like rear fog light's even in fog, they still glare the bajeezus out of everything.

 

The fog lights also get used when pratting around on car parks like a 17 year old yobbo as they look good, whilst using the excuse that I'm 'testing the track' out before a charity track event :P



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Posted 24 July 2013 - 09:55 PM

Some cars fog lights act as DRL like my friends skoda Fabia VRS

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Posted 24 July 2013 - 09:59 PM

Hence really the thinking behind the CREE's, they act as an extra marker in the fog, rather than any proper illumination.



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Posted 25 July 2013 - 09:35 AM

hi think if you have rear fogs on in very bad rain and it gets the person behind to drop back this is a good thing OMI.(this comment may stir things up a bit LOL)



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Posted 26 July 2013 - 01:16 PM

I used my fogs in the rain this week because it was so bad. That's the only time I used them. Just wondered when other people used them.

 

 

 

 

I saw a Mini this morning with what i thought where fogs, but the lights were only covering half the light up... DRL?



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