Fog! – the use of lights when driving

The use of Lights when driving in Fog, has sparked numerous posts on local facebook pages, different peoples opinions on this matter always make for a hot conversation topic!

Its a shame that some people don’t consider the risks they are putting themselves and others at by not using adequate lighting when we have Fog.

This week has been particularly bad and it looks like its to continue.

The Highway code states that ” You MUST use headlights when visibility is seriously reduced, generally when you cannot see for more than 100 metres (328 feet). You may also use front or rear fog lights but you MUST switch them off when visibility improves”.

So for those of you who think that lights are only for when its dark – Please ensure you use them day or night, if we have fog! By not doing so, your putting yourself and others at risk!

It doesn’t take long to consider this, but by not doing so, you could have to live with the consequences for the rest of your life!

For further information about driving in Foggy condition please make reference to the Highway code here.