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Front Fog lights

Discussion in 'Motors' started by eatcustard, 9 Mar 2010.

  1. eatcustard


    Joined: 20 Feb 2010

    Posts: 4,504

    Location: Darkest Worcestershire

    Why do some people find it necessary to drive with the front fog lights on when visibility is not bad.

    Its always under 25 year olds and BMW drivers

  2. Clarkey


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 18,189

    They are retards.

    Oh and it's not just those people, it's average people like your 40-something school run mum in a Scenic and all sorts who do it.
  3. Liverpool-Lad

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 1,519

    Location: Liverpool - UK.

    Worst one is sidelights & foglights!
  4. peterattheboro


    Joined: 24 Sep 2005

    Posts: 20,038

    Location: Middlesbrough

    Seen loads of em lately. I've used my fogs once in the last 8 months and that's because it was foggy over the moors.
  5. Joshy


    Joined: 15 Jun 2009

    Posts: 5,011

    Location: London

    Am I the only person in the world who isn't bothered by foglights. I mean, they aren't even THAT bright?

    I have to admit I get far more upset with modern cars with their retardedly bright (Bi Xenon?) headlights.
  6. daz


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 24,019

    Location: Bucks

    It's not necessarily the brightness - for me it mainly doesn't help with depth/speed/distance perception.
  7. Digitalle


    Joined: 22 Jul 2009

    Posts: 940

    Location: London. Glasgow.

    I consciously flash them until there eyes bleed when I see someone coming with their fog lights on. It is completely unnecessary.
  8. [TW]Fox

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 17 Oct 2002

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    If only, its all sorts of muppets. I passed an AMBULANCE doing it this morning!
  9. Ken

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 28 Apr 2004

    Posts: 1,066

    Because they can't yet afford aftermarket imitation Audi driving lights so resort to fog lights instead to stand out.
  10. starfighter


    Joined: 4 Aug 2008

    Posts: 4,934

    Location: Manchester.

    I don't mind, compared to full beam they aren't really a problem. :cool:

    I never really use mine, personally they don't seem to help much in the fog. It is just as bad no matter what you do.
  11. Muffin`


    Joined: 21 Apr 2004

    Posts: 33,181

    Location: Bristol

    Just further highlights how inept people are at driving, and what headlights and fog lights are actually for. When you go up against a 406 or a generic 4x4 in the wet it will 'WTF pwn' your cataracts when you're in something low to the ground. Then you get the baseball cap wearing ****tards with HID bulbs in their fog lights. Grrrr, bin the highways agency and convert them to VOSA inspectors please.
  12. TeRmIn8r


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 164

    Location: Bromborough

    Hmmmm. Am I right in thinking the police can fine you for having your fogs on?

    It happened to my friend not so long ago.
  13. Turbo-G

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 6 Jan 2009

    Posts: 1,191

    it annoys me too. Its even worse when said cars front and rear fog lights are activated by the same switch, yet the driver is unaware! I usually have to flash these idiots.
  14. pmbuzz

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    Joined: 25 Jan 2003

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    Location: Weston-Super-Mare

    Get it a lot round here, it's very annoying, i always either flash them or stick my full beams on to show my displeasure, i have even seen some people with their main beams off with fogs on !! Surely that's got to be illiegal ?
    Although a worse offense is the one dim light and one full beam or one normal and one full beam, how does this happen ? If i had a bulb out or my lights weren't aligned i'd get it sorted pronto.
    Last edited: 9 Mar 2010
  15. mrk

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

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    Location: South Coast

    No, you won't ever see me with fogs on, even when it's mildly foggy. My Xenons and rear LEDs break through the fog like no other.

    Other drivers with fogs on doesn't bother me. Main beams however does because main beams impare your vision for a moment and are distracting throughout the time you're in the line of sight. A Bus driver today had his main beam on and I had to spend several seconds with an eyesore until he passed by. It's not hard to see the blue light on the console when it's on incase it was flicked on by accident...
    Last edited: 9 Mar 2010
  16. Hodders


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

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    RIP Zoltan - always loved his sig.

    Anybody else remember:

  17. Cosmic182


    Joined: 25 Jul 2006

    Posts: 2,859

    As someone said, dont really see the prob as theyre not that bright, them stupid insanely bright white lights are the worst, someone followed me last night and it was horrendous driving, it was like someone had their full beem on.
  18. Gribs

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    Joined: 12 Nov 2003

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    Location: Skipton

    If it's actullay foggy enough for fog lights to be any real use then you want as little light from your other lights as possible, that and you'll be going less than 20mph.

    Rear fog lights annoy me more, especially the retards who put them on whilst in a que of traffic or don't turn them off when someone catches them up.
  19. mrk

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

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    Location: South Coast

    People need to stop confusing main beam with dipped beam and/or sidelights.
  20. Gaygle


    Joined: 7 Nov 2004

    Posts: 15,298

    Location: East of England

    Ah, the monthly foglight thread - where there are only 5 different answers:

    - Foglights are annoying and burn my retinas.
    - Foglights are annoying, but don't dazzle me.
    - Badly fitted HID kits are worse.
    - Foglight morons are all ages/races/genders/species
    - Sidelight morons are the worst.