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      09-11-2006, 10:27 PM   #1
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Got a Ticket for Rear Fogs

So tonight just now i came in from doing a quick drive in my car. Got pulled over by 2 police officers. Got a ticket for having the rear fogs. he said that he wasnt able to see the street in front of him anymore because the rear fogs were so bright that they were blinding. I told him what should i do since it is part of the car, i didnt think he would know that i added it. He said just dont use them.
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      09-11-2006, 10:28 PM   #2
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you bad boy!! I would contest that in court, and just be like its a euro car, what do u expect?
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you should really not use it when there's no fog or rain, to avoiding blinding traffic behind you when it's a clear night/day out.
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I'm curious, how much was the ticket? Also, why did you install rear fogs - form or function?
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you should really not use it when there's no fog or rain, to avoiding blinding traffic behind you when it's a clear night/day out.
actually tonight there was fog which is why he couldnt see anything. Because it reflected onto the fog so much that he couldnt see anything but these red lights on the back of my car. I mean when i got out for him to check my car i looked behind me and sure enough it reflected down almost a mile. So i mean...
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I'm curious, how much was the ticket? Also, why did you install rear fogs - form or function?

i installed it for both honestly. I really dont try to bother anyone ijust use them as a safety feature. I think it is very smart. I mean it catches attentionr ight away and can realyl stop someone from rear ending you.
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      09-11-2006, 10:36 PM   #7
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hmm, that's a toughie, I guess use it in extremly DENSE fog then haha, since they are so bright, wouldn't it be better if it was a two-stage fog? like low and high beam

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actually tonight there was fog which is why he couldnt see anything. Because it reflected onto the fog so much that he couldnt see anything but these red lights on the back of my car. I mean when i got out for him to check my car i looked behind me and sure enough it reflected down almost a mile. So i mean...
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yeah, it is definitely good in rainy and foggy conditions, make sure some tools don't follow too closely or not even see you

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i installed it for both honestly. I really dont try to bother anyone ijust use them as a safety feature. I think it is very smart. I mean it catches attentionr ight away and can realyl stop someone from rear ending you.
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What an ass, a warning would have sufficed.
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What an ass, a warning would have sufficed.

it wasn't exactly charming of the OP to be blinding people with his rear fog either
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I'm curious, how much was the ticket? Also, why did you install rear fogs - form or function?
200 Dollars for illegal lighting. lol
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it wasn't exactly charming of the OP to be blinding people with his rear fog either

well there always two sides to everything. So i guess in one way i was at fault but in the other i mean he didnt have to be so harsh and give me a 200$ ticket for it.
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The purpose of fog lights is to use them in the fog, which he did. 200 is just ridiculous.
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exactly, i mean i guess i could have had maybe a diffrent look had it been on a clear night but there is some pretty good fog out there and i jut have the habit of putting both front and rear fogs on
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well there always two sides to everything. So i guess in one way i was at fault but in the other i mean he didnt have to be so harsh and give me a 200$ ticket for it.

well if you're breaking the law, and get a ticket I'm not really sure where the cop is being an ass

it's not like you can argue that what you did wasn't illegal


more of the "I'm not responsible for my own actions" that seems to be so popular today
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but it was foggy, right? Isn't that the point of having the lights?
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well in my opinion its not. i mean all my friends with b7 audis have them stock and they never get any problems. So why the bmw
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but it was foggy, right? Isn't that the point of having the lights?
yea exactly
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http://www.dmv.ca.gov/pubs/vctop/d12/vc24602.htm


so it's legal, but really, why give them any reason to pull you over


it's not like people can't see the tail lights.......... even in THICK fog
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well if you're breaking the law, and get a ticket I'm not really sure where the cop is being an ass

it's not like you can argue that what you did wasn't illegal


more of the "I'm not responsible for my own actions" that seems to be so popular today
Believe me, Im a cop as well, he was an ass, not just for stopping, but for giving him a ticket for using foglights in the fog. I would understand completely if it wasnt foggy out, that would be a different story. A warning would have sufficed on this occasion.
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24602. (a) A vehicle may be equipped with not more than two red fog taillamps mounted on the rear which may be lighted, in addition to the required taillamps, only when atmospheric conditions, such as fog, rain, snow, smoke, or dust, reduce the daytime or nighttime visibility of other vehicles to less than 500 feet.

Do you think the cop had a measuring tape with him?
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Do you think the cop had a measuring tape with him?
It was probably up his partners ass.
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