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Motorists warned of the mistake could see them fined £50 in foggy weather

Motorists are warned to only use fog lights when it is really foggy – or face a fine.

Lights come in handy when driving in dangerous conditions, but as you can see, using them when they’re not needed can get you in trouble.

Fog lights are there out of necessity

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Fog lights are there out of necessityCredit: Alamy

The fog lights should only be turned on when the visibility ahead of your car is less than 100 meters.

In any other case, lights should be turned off, even if they are being used to light up roads in the dark.

The main cause of this is that they can dazzle other drivers on the road and can also obscure your car’s brake lights.

If you caught using fog lights when they’re not needed you could risk being fined up to £50.

Highway code Rule 236 says: “You MUST NOT use your front or rear fog lights unless visibility is severely reduced because they dazzle other road users and may obscure your brake lights.

“You MUST turn them off as visibility improves.”

Drivers who are having trouble seeing on the road in dark conditions should check their headlights.

Fog lights should not be used as a substitute for road lighting.

They are also not used in wet weather conditions.

Safe rides while driving in the fog

Use only your fog lights if absolutely necessary, that is when visibility is less than 100 meters.

Make sure you rate the visibility of the fog.

If you decide not to turn on your fog lights and get in an accident, this could void your coverage.

You should also drive at a slower speed through the fog, as it will be difficult to see any hazards or pedestrians.

Every driver is going to be in the same situation and struggle a bit in tough conditions, so don’t worry you’re holding anyone back.

You should also try not to drive as close to the vehicle in front of you as you usually can

Make sure you are three seconds apart instead of the recommended stopping distance of two.

You’ll also want to keep your windows as clear as possible.

Fog can cause steam in your car, so turn on the heater to eliminate fog that can affect your driving.

Remember, drive with Windshield is blurred could land you with a fine.

Here are six things you need to know when driving in snow and ice.

Do you know what freezing fog is?

You may be fined for flash your headlights at the wrong time.

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