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Tips for driving in the fog

By johnboy - 6 June 2009 35

Have a look at the photo.

Observe what you can see of the oncoming car.

Oh my, that’s right. The only thing you can see in the fog is the headlights.

So here’s a tip space cadets. When driving in fog turn you headlights on.

Seriously.

If we have a prang because you were this stupid it’s wheel lock to the head time and I’ll have to throw myself on the mercy of Canberra’s juries and judges.

And they can be pretty merciful.

So much better if you manage to turn your lights on eh?

What’s Your opinion?


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35 Responses to
Tips for driving in the fog
johnboy 11:26 am 07 Jun 09

Taken with a camera, not a phone, so A-OK ;=)

Pommy bastard 10:08 am 07 Jun 09

2 months two threads on driving in fog, and the inability of Canberra drivers to recognise the need for lights, I think I see a pattern developing.

huwr 10:06 am 07 Jun 09

I always think they look like eyes, too.

WanniAss 8:12 am 07 Jun 09

Anna Key said :

Sorry John, were you using your mobile whilst driving?

Or just ignoring the green light?

Anna Key 8:06 am 07 Jun 09

Sorry John, were you using your mobile whilst driving?

trevar 7:53 am 07 Jun 09

Swaggie said :

Ummm what makes you think that anyone dumb enough to leave headlights Off in fog is clever enough to access the Internet and this site?

+1

Swaggie 7:41 am 07 Jun 09

Ummm what makes you think that anyone dumb enough to leave headlights Off in fog is clever enough to access the Internet and this site?

Danman 7:24 am 07 Jun 09

My headlights are of European design where I have an automatic setting or an on setting. I leave it in the on position and they remain on as long as the car is running.

When I stop the engine, they remain on, but when I open my door viola – they switch off automatically..

For this reason, they remain on whilst driving my car, as I will not forget to turn them off when I get to my destination.

Pretty sensible I think

Holden Caulfield 4:20 am 07 Jun 09

+1 to johnboy’s original post.

Sgt.Bungers 3:11 am 07 Jun 09

MrPC said :

And in very heavy fog, put on your hazard lights as well. Or just pull over and wait for it to clear.

And for those with Hyundai’s, Subaru’s, or any other vehicle fitted with a rear fog light, thick fog it the only time you may use it!! Unless of course someone has turned it off for you with their foot thanks to it being on in clear conditions in the past, in which case your hazards are the go.

Another thing too many people don’t do in thick fog is slow down. I will not do 100-110 on highways when it’s foggy. I will go as fast as the fog warrants… kindly back off… I’m going slowly as I’d rather not slam into a Hyundai Excel stopped on the highway with the driver trying to work out why their rear fog light has been kicked in. 🙂

peterh 11:38 pm 06 Jun 09

as my 2 cars are both light in colour, one silver, one white, I always put my lights on in fog or rain. i don’t want to have an accident, especially when in the silver car, as it is usually filled with the clan.

ant 10:06 pm 06 Jun 09

MrPC said :

And in very heavy fog, put on your hazard lights as well. Or just pull over and wait for it to clear.

Heh!

bd84 9:52 pm 06 Jun 09

People in Canberra don’t understand the concept of headlights, it is more common in people who drive cars that are of a colour least likely to be able to be seen in bad light.

I sit in my office and look out the window about 4.45pm and watch the idiots drive in the almost dark without headlights. When I drive to work in the morning, there are people driving without headlights. When I drive in the rain, there are people driving with no headlights. But then when it is completely dark, the high beam fog lights all get switched on. Stupidity either way.

GardeningGirl 9:23 pm 06 Jun 09

But the headlight control thingy is so hard to find, hidden away there somewhere behind the hard to find indicator thingy.

MrPC 9:13 pm 06 Jun 09

And in very heavy fog, put on your hazard lights as well. Or just pull over and wait for it to clear.

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