- Dec 15, 2008
- Reaction score
- PRESTON, LANCS.
- Your Mercedes
- 97. E300.TD. 7 SEAT.ELEGANCE. EST.TOYOTA SUPRA MK4. RS. VAUX. CORSA.GLS AUTO. SPORT.
hi everyone, i have twice been stopped by the police and asked to turn off my spot lamps as it is against the law to drive with them switched on unless it is foggy or very misty. fair enough, but i always thought the rectangular shaped lamps low down on the front fender where driving lamps, not spot or fog lamps. the driving lamps give a wide beam at low level unlike the spot lamps which concentrate their beam and can dazzle oncomming motorists. when i pointed this out to the police they just said ,all laps are the same as far as we are concerned. i have never been dazzled with on comming cars with their driving lamps on, many have their headlights on as well, on dipped setting. does anyone know what the police are so keen on with this, i just cannot understand it, do they just outlaw any lamps other than dipped headlights ? if i was a police traffic officer i would be more concerned about the number of cars you see in appauling weather conditions that have no lights on or just side lights. herbiemercman.