Driving with your fog lights on during the day – it’s something that drives other motorists round the bend . . .
And so Donegal gardaí have offered a gentle reminder to motorists that under most circumstances, it’s an offence to drive with fog lights on during the day.
Garda Sean Sweeney said fog lights can cause a glare and dazzle other road users.
“Fog lights must only be used if you cannot see more than 100 metres in front of the vehicle, in dense fog, falling snow or night-time driving,” he said.
“Fog lights must be switched off when visibility improves.”
He added that the rules surrounding the use of fog lights are covered under the Road Traffic (Lighting of Vehicles) Regulations.
“These outline which lights must be fitted to cars and how they should be used,” he said.
Many motorists forget to turn their fog-lights off – or others don’t even realise they have them switched on – and it’s a practice that at times can prompt an angry response from other road-users.