#153222  by beanpole
 Sun Jul 21, 2019 8:25 am
Couldn't agrre more with both above posts.
With front fog lights the brightness reflected off the road in wet conditions creates a greater quantity of reflected light for approaching traffic.
The rear are the same with brightness and often are equal to stop lights.

I need to check the road code where I am sure that fog lights, which should be all on separate switches, are only to be used in foggy conditions.
Gordon
 #153223  by beanpole
 Sun Jul 21, 2019 8:50 am
Just been through the NZTA web site.
It is against the law to use any fog lights in clear conditions.
So there may be a penalty/fine attached.
Both UK and Aus have fines and demerits for use in clear conditions.
Gordon
 #153229  by Andycap
 Sun Jul 21, 2019 10:24 am
Hi ,thought i`d just clarify as in the UK front fog lights are yellow , these reflect the light off fog far less and so do make it easier to see without blinding oncoming traffic .Know many kiwis who call the front lower `driving` lights fog lights .There not .
 #153230  by DandS
 Sun Jul 21, 2019 1:04 pm
Andycap wrote:
Sat Jul 20, 2019 2:43 pm
... the fog there could be appalling ,mile after mile at 10kmhr

A bit like driving through Waikato at this time of year then?
 #153243  by PeterDrake
 Mon Jul 22, 2019 2:20 pm
Andycap wrote:
Sun Jul 21, 2019 10:24 am
... in the UK front fog lights are yellow...
I moved here in 2012 and up to then I don't recall any fog lights on cars I saw or owned being yellow.
I do recall French headlights being yellow though and really noticing them as there were so few around...

I do hate rear fog lights that use an on/off switch - a momentary toggle that is reset on turning off the car is far better as they have to be deliberately turned on again.
 #153244  by petercw
 Mon Jul 22, 2019 2:28 pm
My Honda V6 Legend 1996 had excellent fog lights in front as standard.. Not allowed to use them other than for purpose.. :(
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