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Posted by (EOM) Chasman on October 05, 1999 at 11:39:13:

In Reply to: Education on fog lights ..... posted by AK on October 05, 1999 at 11:11:28:

: Fog lights are designed to point low, point to the left and right (not straight ahead) side and with high intensity. However many car manufacturers these days think fog lights are a fashion thing so they design them wrong (especially those in US) . Fog lights in the front are supposed to help you to see the edges of your lane in fog or strong snow fall , so you can stay on your road/lane. Sounds funny but that s the purpose. Fog lights in the back are bright as well and are designed to make your car more visible for others drivers following you .Since many people in the US think fog lights look cool they turn them on all the time, which in my opinion is stupid. I am glad fog lights in the back are not common in the US, the US government knows how stupid people can be following a car with rear fog lights turned on is not funny and can be very dangerous if there is no fog anywhere.
: In many other countries it is illegal to turn fog lights on if there is no fog and the police will stop you ! Unfortunately they don t do that is US .How do I know these things, I lived over 20 years in Europe and some places can be very foggy over there ;-)
: Hopefully this helps.
: AK

: : I have never owned a vehicle with fog lights and need a little input from someone with experience. I keep wishing for a really foggy day so I can see if they make a difference, but here in Massachusetts, we don't get many foggy days. Anyways, my questios is this, fog lights cut through fog but will they also work in a nighttime snowstorm. In other words, will the fog lights reflect off the snow or cut through it to make visability better. Just wondering, after all old man winter is right around the corner.

: : Thanks in advance for any input.

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