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RE: rear fog light/front fog

> >i drive with my front fogs on all the time>
> 	Would some one PLEASE explain to me why all of these people 
> run around town, during the day or night miss using head lights and 
> driving lights. Its rude beyond all understanding. Berthoud pass at 
> night with no on coming traffic is one thing, but blinding people in 
> town under blocks and blocks of mercury vapor lights make no sence. 
> Not to mention the SUV/Truck "things" that already have their head 
> lights a rear window height, then compound the problem with projector 
> driving lights on all the time(Dodge Dakotas,Ford Expedtions etc).
> 	People have lost all sence of civility, its become ME,ME,ME! 
> Aren't I cool with me driving lights on blinding everyone around me. 
> Lets see that seems to be the same group of people that weave all 
> over their "lane" on I470 @ 80mph talking on the phone while piloting 
> their Suburbans allown. The same people that will not think twice 
> about turning left over a double yellow line on Broadway (not from a 
> turn lane) and screw up the street for blocks and cause any number of 
> "close calls", or real metal to metal problems.
> 	Please don't come back to me and say that you point the 
> driving lights down, so that makes it ok...I don't think so, your 
> still putting out the offending light, it's just not aimed in our 
> faces.
... sounds like someone needs to take a pill!  I guess I'll just chalk it up
to the usual case of cabin fever ...

While I too sport terrific disdain for those who choose to drive around with
lights that cast light at a blinding level to oncoming traffic, I don't see
why anyone would need to go into convulsions just because the car has got an
extra set of lights on near the ground ... throwing light down to illuminate
it.  I will tell you that I do this all of the time when I drive the V8 ...
and I truly appreciate having those lights.  This car is the first Audi that
I've purchased since the QTC (with the aftermarket Cibie headlights) that
does a respectable job of lighting the road ahead in the dark.  The reason
why I will not turn off the lights is that I really like the way that the
lights illuminate the surface of the road, making surface undulations and
small foreign objects on the road much more visible.  I have driven other
cars (or motorcycles) in front of and in oncoming situations with the V8 and
see absolutely no reason why anyone could have a problem with them ...

Steve Buchholz
San Jose, CA (USA)