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Discussion in 'Personal' started by peter12171, Oct 24, 2017.
The light from your fog lights will be more intense than the reflected light from your dipped headlights.
I've just driven two hours down the A1(M) and two things...
The long lines of people who sit in the outside lane waiting to overtake a lorry 400m ahead... this is why undertaking happens. I've got clear road ahead and have to crawl along at 50 because they're all Richards.
The sudden 40mph zone south of Grantham that lasts 5 mins and has no reason to exist that we could see!
Correct, and I think that flashing lights and sitting waiting when the highway code doesn't demand it can lead to uncertainty and accidents. If we all followed the code I think driving would be safer, more pleasurable and less stressful.
not indicating, tailgating, undertaking, doing 50 in the outside lane of the dual carriageway, doing 30 in the inside lane, stopping in the box, undertaking going round the roundabout...
Yes. Definitely not when its raining, as the wet roads reflect the glare.
When traffic grinds to a crawl on the motorway, you won't get past the hold up any quicker by constantly changing lanes. All that does is slow everyone down.
I often drive over mini roundabouts, that's why they are just paint on the road. The idea is to give way to the left like any roundabout, driving around them just wastes fuel and wears out your tyres.
'Smart' motorways with variable speed limits. Especially the M25 where each gantry will have a different speed limit posted. So 60 then becomes 40 and then 100 yds further on becomes 50 and then back to 60 etc. Why? Just make it 40 all the way. Then there is the speed limit that is in place for a few miles and then it says 'end' and there was absolutely nothing on that stretch to justify the reduction, no traffic, no breakdowns, no accident, nothing!
Those awful blue headlights that make you think there's an emergency vehicle coming.
People who only have one headlight working so that you can't tell whether it's a motorbike or a car; and, if it's a car, which light is working and hence how much clearance there will be.
I agree. They're upgrading the M60 to a smart motorway and there are often miles without any sign of roadworkers.
Oddly enough, I am familiar with the highway code and was - as I posted - talking about poor visibility.
But it's nice of you both to inform others who may be ignorant.
I used to do the M25 quite a lot and suffered the rush hour stops and starts, the times when it would unaccountably grind to a halt, then unaccountably speed up for a while. One day it was raining heavily, so vision was poor and the traffic had slowed down to around 20mph, but was constantly moving. The result? The journey took less time than usual.
Then I mean rear fog lights. Thanks!
As helpfully pointed out by the posters above who quoted the relevant section of the highway code, when visibility is less than 100 metres. That's not always going to be fog.
I meant their headlights, not mine.
Clearly. Just out of interest, why did you wait 8 yrs to use your account?
Then what alternative weather conditions do you mean? You shouldn't use them in rain.
Eh? I'm an established commenter?!? Not a newbie and have been active on here for quite a while (have posted over 600 times). Did I come across as a troll, merely because I have defended my stance? I was ganged up on for an opinion that I share with many people (not on here obviously) and it was discussed just the other day on a popular radio station, so I am certainly not alone.
Can't believe how upset people have got because I simply expressed an opinion about what I consider to be poor manners. Sure, not as annoying as some of the other comments on here, but just a bugbear of mine is all...
Anyway, I back down graciously, with a thank-you (or not)
I was thinking of fog and snow when I posted. I've often been very grateful for the driver in front having rear fogs on when driving in blizzard conditions. You don't want to come on someone unexpectedly and have to brake when the roads are slidy with ice and snow.
It's worth noting that the highway code rule about fog lights is from the "adverse weather" overview rather than the specific section on fog.
Sounds as if other posters have never experienced driving on a country road in the north-east of Scotland! In the driving conditions we get uphere,I'm very grateful that the drivers ahead of me have got their rear fog lights on.