Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: in a Russell Whyte free zone
BA Fog Lamps
Ok guys and gals who is up to date on there road rules re: daytime use of front auxilliary lights.
My understanding of the legal use of is as follows but the only rule I find in the Aus road rules is lamps must not dazzle. That is kinda subjective and makes anyone using lamps easy picking for any plod with a low quota and a bad hair day.
In the handbook Ford call the bumper mounted lamps on the BA XR Fog lamps, on the VY the bumper mouted lamps are referred to as driving lamps.
Both are factory wired with the the parking lamps and operate independant of headlight beam.
Unlike the $40 plastic accessory specials hand screwed to the average ricer, the factory lamps on the BA XR do not dazzle(well its my opinion - subjective rule that one)
Driving a Merc Silver car, and particularly on overcast days, I like to turn on these lamps to be seen rather than to aid my own vision.
Is it legal to use a fog lamp when there is no fog?
has anyone been booked lately for improper use of lamps?
Last edited by RED_EL_XR8; 01-29-04 at 01:54 PM.