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Old 3rd December 2014, 11:03   #61
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Default Re: ARTICLE: Guidelines & Tips for Safe Driving in FOG

The fog season in North India is almost here.

Do make sure you have your lights in proper working condition, and refresh your memory on what to do (and what NOT to do).
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http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/i.../45631209.cms?

News paper article recommends turning on blinkers/hazard lights.
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http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/i.../45631209.cms?

News paper article recommends turning on blinkers/hazard lights.
Even this is confusing:

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In case your car doesn't have fog lights, keep yellow cellophane paper handy. Stick it to your car's headlights and turn the high beam on.
Even for cars with fog lamps, none of them come with yellow lamps anymore.

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News paper article recommends turning on blinkers/hazard lights.
The wording is a little iffy, but I think they are recommending that one turn on the hazard lights when pulled over and parked, not while driving.
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Pull over to the side of the road if you have no visibility. Turn on your emergency flashers, in addition to keeping your low-beam headlights on.
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In case your car doesn't have fog lights, keep yellow cellophane paper handy. Stick it to your car's headlights and turn the high beam on.
Even for cars with fog lamps, none of them come with yellow lamps anymore.
Yet the author seems not to like yellowed headlamps...
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Over time, the headlights tend to turn yellow. To avoid that clean them with toothpaste and warm water.
Why yellow lights are not necessary...
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Yellow plastic stuck on your fog lamps or headlamps is useless. So are yellow bulbs. Been there, done that, and enough research has been done to prove that doing this has no proven advantages. Read this article as further proof.
...but are going to reduce the effectiveness of your headlamps if you do use them. If there's surplus supply of yellow cellophane at home, and you like decorating your car... well then, Merry Christmas!
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The wording is a little iffy, but I think they are recommending that one turn on the hazard lights when pulled over and parked, not while driving.
Here is the part where they suggested using blinkers while driving.

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2. See and be seen: Use your low-beam headlights. High-beams reflect off the moisture droplets in the fog, making it harder to see. Always have your tail-lights and blinkers on so that other drivers can spot your car and maintain safe distance.
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Sorry - I missed that bit. Keep harping on the fact that driving with blinkers in fog or otherwise is a strict no-no, yet for some reason the ill-informed people in authority and those who can reach the public easily (the media) keep insisting exactly on that.

This was in today's HT...

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An overnight drive from Delhi to Lucknow along the Yamuna Expressway & NH2 over the Republic Day extended weekend meant we had to travel through some areas of moderate fog. Visibility varied between 100m to 200m - best estimated by the distance at which other vehicles' tail lamps, signboards and lane markings can be visualized.

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The major irritation while driving was the copious use of hazard lights by almost every single motorist, most likely triggered by advisories at each toll gate, asking them to switch on *blinkers*.

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What may be remarkable is that no one remembered to mention about driving slow or putting up speed limit advisories, or asking motorists to switch on their fog lamps!! So we had numerous *blinkered* idiots driving past at 80-100 km/h in foggy conditions on high beam headlights, where my judgement called for speeds around 50-60 km/h or less.



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Nice thread to start the LED Projector VS Xenon headlamps debate!

Still many people recommend using conventional headlights because they have better penetration in foggy conditions. How true is that?
Does the yellow light having better penetration than the white light! I would also research about the same, will post if i find something useful.
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Excellent article!

While driving with fog lights on when there's no fog is certainly a no-no, there is one benefit:

Even when there's no fog, on bad, narrow roads with oncoming traffic that refuses to dip their lights, switching on the fog lamps serves to illuminate the peripheral areas such as the edge of the road better and can prove useful.
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