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Originally Posted by Horatio View Post
If they're fog lamps, then it should be possible to switch them on with the dipped beam headlights, or possibly even just the side lights. If they're driving lamps, then they they should be wired in such a manner that it's impossible to turn them on unless the main beam headlights are activated. In some cases there will be a separate switch (so you can have the driving lamps off with the main beam on) but in most cases, they're hard-wired to come on with the main beam and you won't have a switch

Highway Code: Rule 226

You MUST use headlights when visibility is seriously reduced, generally when you cannot see for more than 100 metres (328 feet). You may also use front or rear fog lights but you MUST switch them off when visibility improves (see Rule 236).

Highway Code: Rule 236

You MUST NOT use front or rear fog lights unless visibility is seriously reduced (see Rule 226) as they dazzle other road users and can obscure your brake lights. You MUST switch them off when visibility improves.

Its the tw*ts that drive around with the fog lights on in Non foggy conditions cos it looks "cool".. Or even worse than that the Tw*ts that drive with the the fogs on and only sidelights.. What is that all about!!!

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