Following recent posts about recumbent cyclists and negligent apostrophe userâ€™s, I would like to join the rabble with a rant about fog lights. ACT drivers are serial offenders when it comes to fog light use.
Firstly, fog lights are for use in fog or conditions where visibility is poor. They are not daytime driving lights, and they are not intended to complement your headlights in clear conditions at night. Driving around in the day with fog lights on merely advertises the fact that you are a tool.
If itâ€™s raining, turn your headlights on. Donâ€™t turn your fog lights on as well. Your headlights are more than sufficient. Using fog lights in the rain dazzles other drivers as the fog lights usually get reflected off the wet road.
Learn the road rules regarding the appropriate use of lights. Have a look hereand here.
Unfortunately, the chances of you being nicked in the ACT for inappropriate use of fog lights are probably on par with the odds of winning Powerball (itâ€™s a different story over the border in NSW). For this reason, I think that most fog light w@nkers think itâ€™s OK to use them whenever they please.
Finally, please be courteous and turn your fog lights off. Using them inappropriately is just plain ignorant. You can use other methods to make your car look â€˜blingâ€™, such as big polished alloys, altezza-style tail lights and baked bean can exhaust tips.