I'm sorry, but that's not strictly true when it comes to foglights.
foglights are deliberately mounted low so they shine UNDER the fog when it's really thick.
Ever put your full beam on in the fog ? you ca't see a thing.
If it's real thick, even dipped beam can reflect back off the fog.
foglights are designed to cut under the fog, not reflect off it, so that they give vision for a limited distance in front of you. they are designed to light the road 20 or 30 feet it front, maximum.
It is my understanding they are intended to be used INSTEAD of headlights, at low speeds, in extreme weather, not to accompany them when it's dark.
Originally Posted by rory breaker
It provides significantly more light in the area immediately in front of your car and especially to the corners, widening your beam pattern...and the purpose of lights on the front of your car is to...provide...light.
Why WOULDNT someone use them?
Sadly, once again, the reason people use their foglights when they don't need them is the same reason as other things.
Lack of education, lack of understanding, and ignorance.
Rear fog lights are even WORSE when used unnecessarily.
Folks who have them on in traffic, in town ? You can't see past em, because the light is so bright, your eyes can't deal with that.
Folks who have them on when it's raining a little, and there's spray ?
Nice thought, but then, through the spray, you suddenly see red lights which are much brighter than the rest, and your instincts say "AAAAARRRRG !! IT'S BRAKE LIGHTS !!!! STOP !!
"i use my fog lights because they are there, and i paid for them "
I mean, come on., what sort of an attitude is that ?
Do you drive around with your heater on full, your high beams on, flashing your hazards to make sure you get your money's worth ?
On my car, i upgraded all my lights, because the night vision was awful. my high beams are now as bright as day.
So, if i drive behind you with them on, that's Ok with you guys, you know, since i paid good money for them ?
I also have a set of 150 Db train horns.
Should i drive around with my finger on the horn button, so everyone knows. After all, I gotta get my money's worth !!
I'm afraid another part of the reason folks have their foglights on is fashion.
Didn't you know it's "sporty" to have your fogs on ?
All the old guys out there are trying to show the young pups that they can still cut it, and their fogs mean you better look out, their sports car will blow you away.
It's a fashion statement.
You may think you look cool with them on, but most of the other drivers have a different opinion.
Rearrange the following, to spell a well known phrase or saying........ "TSOSRE"