have been receiving complaints from members of the public who
have been dazzled by motorists using their front fog lights
when there is absolutely no need.
legislation states they are only to be used in conditions
where visibility is serious impaired – generally
when you cannot see for more than 100 metres (328
will be issuing fixed penalty fines of £30 to drivers who
leave their front fog lights on despite the clear conditions.
believe that some motorists, especially young ones, are
confused about their front fog lights and their use.
if the lights are on a separate switch with a warning light on
the dashboard, these are fog lights, and should only be used
in extreme conditions.
they come on when you flick on the main beam switch then they
are driving lights not fog lights and will disappear when the
lights are dipped or switched off.
drivers should ensure they remember to switch off rear fog
lights after use as they can mask the brake lights of the car
as well as dazzling motorists travelling behind."