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Re: FW: fog lights

I generally find that when it rains at night or other dark conditions
here in Atlanta the fog lights are a real life-saver, at least for me. 
When it rains here the lines painted on the roads disappear completely
and the headlights on my car just don't pick up those little reflective
bumps close to the car--the fog lights do a nice job.

There are two things that bug me about fog lights:
-People with aftermarket fog lights that they've installed themselves. 
(restraining myself from stereotyping).  These generally are very bright
and are often installed incorrectly and almost invariably aimed
incorrectly so that they blind oncoming traffic, as well as the person
in front of them.  If it were by chance *actually foggy* (OK, that never
happens here) it would be impossible for the driver of that car to see!

-People who drive around on bright sunny days with their fog lights on. 
I guess people think it makes them look "cool."  (usually people who
drive Bmmph!  No stereotypes, bad!)  This isn't dangerous, wasteful, or
anything else; I just think it looks silly.  It's all a matter of taste,
I guess.

On the topic of lights, has any US lister seen a new ('97-on) Pontiac
dustbuster *without* it's parking lights on?  Or has Pontiac decided
that they're really DRL's?

"I think that's how Chicago got started. A bunch of people in New York
said, 'Gee, I'm enjoying the crime and the poverty, but it just isn't
cold enough. Let's go west.' " 
--Richard Jeni

Ed Kellock wrote:
> >
> > I hate to fly in the face of adversity, but I used to use my "fog
> > lights" at all times because they lighted the lane markings and
> > corners better.  It was much safer for me to do so and I felt much
> > more confident with them on because I could see better, a concept many
> > under-lit Audi owners should be able to comprehend.  I ALSO made sure
> > they were adjusted correctly, possibly even a little low, since I was
> > using them for a somewhat different purpose than they were originally
> > intended.  If/when I put "fog lights" on my current car(s), I will use
> > them in  the same way.
> >
> > Flame away if you must...
> >
> >
> > Then again, I think we *don't* need another person driving around with
> > fog
> > lights on all the time.
> >