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When driving in the fog a driver should use what lights?
In smoke and fog, use low beam headlights, as high beams reflect the light back to you, creating glare. If visibility becomes so poor that it is no longer safe to continue driving, slow down and move your vehicle well off the road to a safe location. Turn on your hazard lights (four-way flashers).
Do fog lights actually help?
But they can help drivers see road markings in fog at low speeds, perhaps keeping the car from hitting a tree or running into a ditch. Fog lamps are intended to provide an adjunct to the low beams. Because fog hovers close to the ground, the lamps are designed to shine down, illuminating the road beneath the fog.
What should you do if oncoming headlights are blinding you?
If oncoming headlights are blinding you while you are driving at night, you should: A. Look toward the right edge of the road. B. Switch your lights to high beams. C. Turn your lights on and off. If the headlights of an oncoming vehicle are blinding, glance toward the right edge of the road instead of looking directly ahead.
What are high-intensity discharge headlights (HID)?
Welcome to the wonderful world of high-intensity discharge (HID) headlights or as drivers of standard vehicles call them BOME (Bane Of My Existence). Introduced circa 1991, HIDs create light by passing electricity through xenon gas and produce three times the illumination of conventional tungsten-halogen lights.
Why do HID headlights make you feel like a third kind?
The HID’s signature blue hue does not trigger a strong reflexive pupil-closing reaction. The eye is left more open and vulnerable to searing glare. So, when the glow from HID headlights floods into an approaching car it causes the occupants to feel as if they’ve been dropped suddenly into a scene from Close Encounters of the Third Kind.
Should you worry about hid blue light?
And, if you see a “non-luxury” vehicle projecting HID-induced blue light, odds are it is sporting poorly installed low-rent knock-offs. Of course, it’s not all bad news. There is an upside to HIDs.