Keep Your Distance

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    Postby emesde » Thu Nov 18, 2010 11:20 pm

    ah kid wrote:So , does anyone know the actual laws on fog lights then as I can't see people going outside with a 30 mtr tape and checking the visible distance on it ?? Some of the new hid lights can also blind you too 

    I dont think the law states a particular distance as i guess that drivers need some flexibiity in this, but the general rule is (taken from a BBC web site) :-

    The law, as presented by The Highway Code, states that front and rear fog lights must not be used unless visibility is seriously reduced - which generally means when you cannot see further than 100 metres (328 feet) - and that they must be switched off once the visibility improves.

    Using rear fog lights when visibility is greater than 100 metres can mask the brake lights and dazzle those drivers following, thus increasing the risk of a rear-end collision rather than reducing it.
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