Met Office issue yellow warning for fog across parts of Dorset

Bournemouth Echo: Weather warning for fog across Bournemouth, Poole and parts of Dorset Weather warning for fog across Bournemouth, Poole and parts of Dorset

Commuters were issued with a major travel warning today with dense fog blanketing the area.

The Met Office issued a warning in the early hours of this morning for parts of Dorset including Bournemouth and Poole.

The warning ends at 9am this morning.

Check the latest information on traffic and travel here 

A spokesperson said: "Patchy dense fog is expected this morning with visibility reduced to 50 metres in places. This will lead to difficult driving conditions during this mornings rush hour.

"The public are advised to be aware of the potential for disruption to travel.

"After Mondays rainfall surfaces have been left damp and clearing skies overnight have allowed patchy fog to develop.

"Some of the fog is expected to become dense in places before clearing readily during this morning with most areas clear of fog by 9am."

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8:22am Tue 1 Apr 14

Stereotyped says...

Driving in to work this morning... number of cars without lights on was shocking! People who think that DRL's at the front are sufficient too...okay, no rear lights needed in the fog then.

Where do some people get their driving licences? Kinder Eggs?
Driving in to work this morning... number of cars without lights on was shocking! People who think that DRL's at the front are sufficient too...okay, no rear lights needed in the fog then. Where do some people get their driving licences? Kinder Eggs? Stereotyped
  • Score: 10

8:41am Tue 1 Apr 14

retry69 says...

Stereotyped wrote:
Driving in to work this morning... number of cars without lights on was shocking! People who think that DRL's at the front are sufficient too...okay, no rear lights needed in the fog then.

Where do some people get their driving licences? Kinder Eggs?
Just been through Ensbury Park/Winton absolute morons on the road,if anything they seem to be driving faster in the fog ,perhaps hoping to find clearer conditions,drive carefully people for all our sakes
[quote][p][bold]Stereotyped[/bold] wrote: Driving in to work this morning... number of cars without lights on was shocking! People who think that DRL's at the front are sufficient too...okay, no rear lights needed in the fog then. Where do some people get their driving licences? Kinder Eggs?[/p][/quote]Just been through Ensbury Park/Winton absolute morons on the road,if anything they seem to be driving faster in the fog ,perhaps hoping to find clearer conditions,drive carefully people for all our sakes retry69
  • Score: 5

8:57am Tue 1 Apr 14

P Barker says...

Is it really neccassary to warn people to put their lights on in fog ?. Apparently yes !. Is everyone so dumb they dont think they need them, or is that most modern cars put their own lights on, so everyones just lazy.
Is it really neccassary to warn people to put their lights on in fog ?. Apparently yes !. Is everyone so dumb they dont think they need them, or is that most modern cars put their own lights on, so everyones just lazy. P Barker
  • Score: 7

9:17am Tue 1 Apr 14

Hessenford says...

retry69 wrote:
Stereotyped wrote:
Driving in to work this morning... number of cars without lights on was shocking! People who think that DRL's at the front are sufficient too...okay, no rear lights needed in the fog then.

Where do some people get their driving licences? Kinder Eggs?
Just been through Ensbury Park/Winton absolute morons on the road,if anything they seem to be driving faster in the fog ,perhaps hoping to find clearer conditions,drive carefully people for all our sakes
Not often I agree with you but you are dead right, some people seem to think that having your lights on increases their electric bill, some I have seen this morning must have xray vision as they seem to be able to see right through the fog and mist by the speed they are doing, its these morons that will probably produce a story in this local rag by the end of the day relating to a serious smash somewhere in the local, hope I'm wrong but we will see.
[quote][p][bold]retry69[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Stereotyped[/bold] wrote: Driving in to work this morning... number of cars without lights on was shocking! People who think that DRL's at the front are sufficient too...okay, no rear lights needed in the fog then. Where do some people get their driving licences? Kinder Eggs?[/p][/quote]Just been through Ensbury Park/Winton absolute morons on the road,if anything they seem to be driving faster in the fog ,perhaps hoping to find clearer conditions,drive carefully people for all our sakes[/p][/quote]Not often I agree with you but you are dead right, some people seem to think that having your lights on increases their electric bill, some I have seen this morning must have xray vision as they seem to be able to see right through the fog and mist by the speed they are doing, its these morons that will probably produce a story in this local rag by the end of the day relating to a serious smash somewhere in the local, hope I'm wrong but we will see. Hessenford
  • Score: 4

9:26am Tue 1 Apr 14

alasdair1967 says...

Amazed the amount of drivers without any lights on !
Amazed the amount of drivers without any lights on ! alasdair1967
  • Score: 6

9:42am Tue 1 Apr 14

alasdair1967 says...

alasdair1967 wrote:
Amazed the amount of drivers without any lights on !
Saying that probably the same idiots despite all the previous warnings and current signage warning that the twin sails bridge is closed that are still using the approach road then are amazed that there are road closed barriers blocking there route seen numerous people doing that !
[quote][p][bold]alasdair1967[/bold] wrote: Amazed the amount of drivers without any lights on ![/p][/quote]Saying that probably the same idiots despite all the previous warnings and current signage warning that the twin sails bridge is closed that are still using the approach road then are amazed that there are road closed barriers blocking there route seen numerous people doing that ! alasdair1967
  • Score: 1

9:46am Tue 1 Apr 14

retry69 says...

Hessenford wrote:
retry69 wrote:
Stereotyped wrote:
Driving in to work this morning... number of cars without lights on was shocking! People who think that DRL's at the front are sufficient too...okay, no rear lights needed in the fog then.

Where do some people get their driving licences? Kinder Eggs?
Just been through Ensbury Park/Winton absolute morons on the road,if anything they seem to be driving faster in the fog ,perhaps hoping to find clearer conditions,drive carefully people for all our sakes
Not often I agree with you but you are dead right, some people seem to think that having your lights on increases their electric bill, some I have seen this morning must have xray vision as they seem to be able to see right through the fog and mist by the speed they are doing, its these morons that will probably produce a story in this local rag by the end of the day relating to a serious smash somewhere in the local, hope I'm wrong but we will see.
There is always a first time for everything:)
[quote][p][bold]Hessenford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]retry69[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Stereotyped[/bold] wrote: Driving in to work this morning... number of cars without lights on was shocking! People who think that DRL's at the front are sufficient too...okay, no rear lights needed in the fog then. Where do some people get their driving licences? Kinder Eggs?[/p][/quote]Just been through Ensbury Park/Winton absolute morons on the road,if anything they seem to be driving faster in the fog ,perhaps hoping to find clearer conditions,drive carefully people for all our sakes[/p][/quote]Not often I agree with you but you are dead right, some people seem to think that having your lights on increases their electric bill, some I have seen this morning must have xray vision as they seem to be able to see right through the fog and mist by the speed they are doing, its these morons that will probably produce a story in this local rag by the end of the day relating to a serious smash somewhere in the local, hope I'm wrong but we will see.[/p][/quote]There is always a first time for everything:) retry69
  • Score: 2

10:30am Tue 1 Apr 14

scrumpyjack says...

retry69 wrote:
Hessenford wrote:
retry69 wrote:
Stereotyped wrote:
Driving in to work this morning... number of cars without lights on was shocking! People who think that DRL's at the front are sufficient too...okay, no rear lights needed in the fog then.

Where do some people get their driving licences? Kinder Eggs?
Just been through Ensbury Park/Winton absolute morons on the road,if anything they seem to be driving faster in the fog ,perhaps hoping to find clearer conditions,drive carefully people for all our sakes
Not often I agree with you but you are dead right, some people seem to think that having your lights on increases their electric bill, some I have seen this morning must have xray vision as they seem to be able to see right through the fog and mist by the speed they are doing, its these morons that will probably produce a story in this local rag by the end of the day relating to a serious smash somewhere in the local, hope I'm wrong but we will see.
There is always a first time for everything:)
I agree with both of you.

Wow.
[quote][p][bold]retry69[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hessenford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]retry69[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Stereotyped[/bold] wrote: Driving in to work this morning... number of cars without lights on was shocking! People who think that DRL's at the front are sufficient too...okay, no rear lights needed in the fog then. Where do some people get their driving licences? Kinder Eggs?[/p][/quote]Just been through Ensbury Park/Winton absolute morons on the road,if anything they seem to be driving faster in the fog ,perhaps hoping to find clearer conditions,drive carefully people for all our sakes[/p][/quote]Not often I agree with you but you are dead right, some people seem to think that having your lights on increases their electric bill, some I have seen this morning must have xray vision as they seem to be able to see right through the fog and mist by the speed they are doing, its these morons that will probably produce a story in this local rag by the end of the day relating to a serious smash somewhere in the local, hope I'm wrong but we will see.[/p][/quote]There is always a first time for everything:)[/p][/quote]I agree with both of you. Wow. scrumpyjack
  • Score: 1

10:30am Tue 1 Apr 14

scrumpyjack says...

retry69 wrote:
Hessenford wrote:
retry69 wrote:
Stereotyped wrote:
Driving in to work this morning... number of cars without lights on was shocking! People who think that DRL's at the front are sufficient too...okay, no rear lights needed in the fog then.

Where do some people get their driving licences? Kinder Eggs?
Just been through Ensbury Park/Winton absolute morons on the road,if anything they seem to be driving faster in the fog ,perhaps hoping to find clearer conditions,drive carefully people for all our sakes
Not often I agree with you but you are dead right, some people seem to think that having your lights on increases their electric bill, some I have seen this morning must have xray vision as they seem to be able to see right through the fog and mist by the speed they are doing, its these morons that will probably produce a story in this local rag by the end of the day relating to a serious smash somewhere in the local, hope I'm wrong but we will see.
There is always a first time for everything:)
I agree with both of you.

Wow.
[quote][p][bold]retry69[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hessenford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]retry69[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Stereotyped[/bold] wrote: Driving in to work this morning... number of cars without lights on was shocking! People who think that DRL's at the front are sufficient too...okay, no rear lights needed in the fog then. Where do some people get their driving licences? Kinder Eggs?[/p][/quote]Just been through Ensbury Park/Winton absolute morons on the road,if anything they seem to be driving faster in the fog ,perhaps hoping to find clearer conditions,drive carefully people for all our sakes[/p][/quote]Not often I agree with you but you are dead right, some people seem to think that having your lights on increases their electric bill, some I have seen this morning must have xray vision as they seem to be able to see right through the fog and mist by the speed they are doing, its these morons that will probably produce a story in this local rag by the end of the day relating to a serious smash somewhere in the local, hope I'm wrong but we will see.[/p][/quote]There is always a first time for everything:)[/p][/quote]I agree with both of you. Wow. scrumpyjack
  • Score: 0

10:32am Tue 1 Apr 14

retry69 says...

scrumpyjack wrote:
retry69 wrote:
Hessenford wrote:
retry69 wrote:
Stereotyped wrote:
Driving in to work this morning... number of cars without lights on was shocking! People who think that DRL's at the front are sufficient too...okay, no rear lights needed in the fog then.

Where do some people get their driving licences? Kinder Eggs?
Just been through Ensbury Park/Winton absolute morons on the road,if anything they seem to be driving faster in the fog ,perhaps hoping to find clearer conditions,drive carefully people for all our sakes
Not often I agree with you but you are dead right, some people seem to think that having your lights on increases their electric bill, some I have seen this morning must have xray vision as they seem to be able to see right through the fog and mist by the speed they are doing, its these morons that will probably produce a story in this local rag by the end of the day relating to a serious smash somewhere in the local, hope I'm wrong but we will see.
There is always a first time for everything:)
I agree with both of you.

Wow.
Twice now that is a first :)
[quote][p][bold]scrumpyjack[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]retry69[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hessenford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]retry69[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Stereotyped[/bold] wrote: Driving in to work this morning... number of cars without lights on was shocking! People who think that DRL's at the front are sufficient too...okay, no rear lights needed in the fog then. Where do some people get their driving licences? Kinder Eggs?[/p][/quote]Just been through Ensbury Park/Winton absolute morons on the road,if anything they seem to be driving faster in the fog ,perhaps hoping to find clearer conditions,drive carefully people for all our sakes[/p][/quote]Not often I agree with you but you are dead right, some people seem to think that having your lights on increases their electric bill, some I have seen this morning must have xray vision as they seem to be able to see right through the fog and mist by the speed they are doing, its these morons that will probably produce a story in this local rag by the end of the day relating to a serious smash somewhere in the local, hope I'm wrong but we will see.[/p][/quote]There is always a first time for everything:)[/p][/quote]I agree with both of you. Wow.[/p][/quote]Twice now that is a first :) retry69
  • Score: 1

10:37am Tue 1 Apr 14

Dibbles2 says...

The above picture says it all really doesn't it. 2 cars and two bikes and only one of the cars has lights on. The white car on the left appears to have none on and neither do the bikes. One of the riders has no helmet and no hi vis clothing. Its about time that when these idiots do get hit by a car they don't have a leg to stand on really but as per usual I'm sure its the car insurance that will always be claimed on.
The above picture says it all really doesn't it. 2 cars and two bikes and only one of the cars has lights on. The white car on the left appears to have none on and neither do the bikes. One of the riders has no helmet and no hi vis clothing. Its about time that when these idiots do get hit by a car they don't have a leg to stand on really but as per usual I'm sure its the car insurance that will always be claimed on. Dibbles2
  • Score: 1

10:43am Tue 1 Apr 14

retry69 says...

Dibbles2 wrote:
The above picture says it all really doesn't it. 2 cars and two bikes and only one of the cars has lights on. The white car on the left appears to have none on and neither do the bikes. One of the riders has no helmet and no hi vis clothing. Its about time that when these idiots do get hit by a car they don't have a leg to stand on really but as per usual I'm sure its the car insurance that will always be claimed on.
Here we go,someone had to didn't they?
[quote][p][bold]Dibbles2[/bold] wrote: The above picture says it all really doesn't it. 2 cars and two bikes and only one of the cars has lights on. The white car on the left appears to have none on and neither do the bikes. One of the riders has no helmet and no hi vis clothing. Its about time that when these idiots do get hit by a car they don't have a leg to stand on really but as per usual I'm sure its the car insurance that will always be claimed on.[/p][/quote]Here we go,someone had to didn't they? retry69
  • Score: 2

10:56am Tue 1 Apr 14

Stereotyped says...

Dibbles2 wrote:
The above picture says it all really doesn't it. 2 cars and two bikes and only one of the cars has lights on. The white car on the left appears to have none on and neither do the bikes. One of the riders has no helmet and no hi vis clothing. Its about time that when these idiots do get hit by a car they don't have a leg to stand on really but as per usual I'm sure its the car insurance that will always be claimed on.
It's a generic picture they use for any story which is fog related on here...

Plus, the car on the left (a Nissan Qashqai) does have its lights on.
[quote][p][bold]Dibbles2[/bold] wrote: The above picture says it all really doesn't it. 2 cars and two bikes and only one of the cars has lights on. The white car on the left appears to have none on and neither do the bikes. One of the riders has no helmet and no hi vis clothing. Its about time that when these idiots do get hit by a car they don't have a leg to stand on really but as per usual I'm sure its the car insurance that will always be claimed on.[/p][/quote]It's a generic picture they use for any story which is fog related on here... Plus, the car on the left (a Nissan Qashqai) does have its lights on. Stereotyped
  • Score: 0

11:10am Tue 1 Apr 14

suzigirl says...

The car drivers this morning with no lights are probably the same drivers that use their fog lights when there is no fog which is an offence!
The car drivers this morning with no lights are probably the same drivers that use their fog lights when there is no fog which is an offence! suzigirl
  • Score: 1

12:12pm Tue 1 Apr 14

PokesdownMark says...

suzigirl wrote:
The car drivers this morning with no lights are probably the same drivers that use their fog lights when there is no fog which is an offence!
Yes this driving with headlights and foglights does seem to be a 'thing'. What is behind it? the desire to make older cars look like they have DRLs? I really don't get it at all?!

Foglights are designed to shine *underneath* fog. To use them properly you turn your headlights OFF and just use fog lights. If the fog it really dense then headlights just bounce light straight back which makes it impossible to see anything.

Now here is the thing... it is VERY rare to have fog that bad. Around town with conditions we saw this morning ordinary headlights were all that was necessary. In the last 20 years of driving I've only used front fog lights 3 times. Each time when driving at night in the New Forest during a real pea-souper.

Also, in **town**, REAR fogs do nothing other than dazzle/annoy drivers sitting 10 foot behind you in the queue! Keep 'em off!!!!
[quote][p][bold]suzigirl[/bold] wrote: The car drivers this morning with no lights are probably the same drivers that use their fog lights when there is no fog which is an offence![/p][/quote]Yes this driving with headlights and foglights does seem to be a 'thing'. What is behind it? the desire to make older cars look like they have DRLs? I really don't get it at all?! Foglights are designed to shine *underneath* fog. To use them properly you turn your headlights OFF and just use fog lights. If the fog it really dense then headlights just bounce light straight back which makes it impossible to see anything. Now here is the thing... it is VERY rare to have fog that bad. Around town with conditions we saw this morning ordinary headlights were all that was necessary. In the last 20 years of driving I've only used front fog lights 3 times. Each time when driving at night in the New Forest during a real pea-souper. Also, in **town**, REAR fogs do nothing other than dazzle/annoy drivers sitting 10 foot behind you in the queue! Keep 'em off!!!! PokesdownMark
  • Score: 6

12:41pm Tue 1 Apr 14

Hessenford says...

retry69 wrote:
scrumpyjack wrote:
retry69 wrote:
Hessenford wrote:
retry69 wrote:
Stereotyped wrote:
Driving in to work this morning... number of cars without lights on was shocking! People who think that DRL's at the front are sufficient too...okay, no rear lights needed in the fog then.

Where do some people get their driving licences? Kinder Eggs?
Just been through Ensbury Park/Winton absolute morons on the road,if anything they seem to be driving faster in the fog ,perhaps hoping to find clearer conditions,drive carefully people for all our sakes
Not often I agree with you but you are dead right, some people seem to think that having your lights on increases their electric bill, some I have seen this morning must have xray vision as they seem to be able to see right through the fog and mist by the speed they are doing, its these morons that will probably produce a story in this local rag by the end of the day relating to a serious smash somewhere in the local, hope I'm wrong but we will see.
There is always a first time for everything:)
I agree with both of you.

Wow.
Twice now that is a first :)
Good God, somethings not right here.
[quote][p][bold]retry69[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]scrumpyjack[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]retry69[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hessenford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]retry69[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Stereotyped[/bold] wrote: Driving in to work this morning... number of cars without lights on was shocking! People who think that DRL's at the front are sufficient too...okay, no rear lights needed in the fog then. Where do some people get their driving licences? Kinder Eggs?[/p][/quote]Just been through Ensbury Park/Winton absolute morons on the road,if anything they seem to be driving faster in the fog ,perhaps hoping to find clearer conditions,drive carefully people for all our sakes[/p][/quote]Not often I agree with you but you are dead right, some people seem to think that having your lights on increases their electric bill, some I have seen this morning must have xray vision as they seem to be able to see right through the fog and mist by the speed they are doing, its these morons that will probably produce a story in this local rag by the end of the day relating to a serious smash somewhere in the local, hope I'm wrong but we will see.[/p][/quote]There is always a first time for everything:)[/p][/quote]I agree with both of you. Wow.[/p][/quote]Twice now that is a first :)[/p][/quote]Good God, somethings not right here. Hessenford
  • Score: -2

12:44pm Tue 1 Apr 14

retry69 says...

Hessenford wrote:
retry69 wrote:
scrumpyjack wrote:
retry69 wrote:
Hessenford wrote:
retry69 wrote:
Stereotyped wrote:
Driving in to work this morning... number of cars without lights on was shocking! People who think that DRL's at the front are sufficient too...okay, no rear lights needed in the fog then.

Where do some people get their driving licences? Kinder Eggs?
Just been through Ensbury Park/Winton absolute morons on the road,if anything they seem to be driving faster in the fog ,perhaps hoping to find clearer conditions,drive carefully people for all our sakes
Not often I agree with you but you are dead right, some people seem to think that having your lights on increases their electric bill, some I have seen this morning must have xray vision as they seem to be able to see right through the fog and mist by the speed they are doing, its these morons that will probably produce a story in this local rag by the end of the day relating to a serious smash somewhere in the local, hope I'm wrong but we will see.
There is always a first time for everything:)
I agree with both of you.

Wow.
Twice now that is a first :)
Good God, somethings not right here.
But what's the date ? Mmmmmm
[quote][p][bold]Hessenford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]retry69[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]scrumpyjack[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]retry69[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hessenford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]retry69[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Stereotyped[/bold] wrote: Driving in to work this morning... number of cars without lights on was shocking! People who think that DRL's at the front are sufficient too...okay, no rear lights needed in the fog then. Where do some people get their driving licences? Kinder Eggs?[/p][/quote]Just been through Ensbury Park/Winton absolute morons on the road,if anything they seem to be driving faster in the fog ,perhaps hoping to find clearer conditions,drive carefully people for all our sakes[/p][/quote]Not often I agree with you but you are dead right, some people seem to think that having your lights on increases their electric bill, some I have seen this morning must have xray vision as they seem to be able to see right through the fog and mist by the speed they are doing, its these morons that will probably produce a story in this local rag by the end of the day relating to a serious smash somewhere in the local, hope I'm wrong but we will see.[/p][/quote]There is always a first time for everything:)[/p][/quote]I agree with both of you. Wow.[/p][/quote]Twice now that is a first :)[/p][/quote]Good God, somethings not right here.[/p][/quote]But what's the date ? Mmmmmm retry69
  • Score: -2

12:46pm Tue 1 Apr 14

Hessenford says...

Dibbles2 wrote:
The above picture says it all really doesn't it. 2 cars and two bikes and only one of the cars has lights on. The white car on the left appears to have none on and neither do the bikes. One of the riders has no helmet and no hi vis clothing. Its about time that when these idiots do get hit by a car they don't have a leg to stand on really but as per usual I'm sure its the car insurance that will always be claimed on.
Sorry to disappoint but both cars do have their lights on.
Out of the two bikes I would say that the rider in red has got lights but they don't show up that well, he has got all the right gear on for a cyclist so he would be stupid not to have lights, the rider behind him looks like he sort not to have lights, its a pretty bad picture .
[quote][p][bold]Dibbles2[/bold] wrote: The above picture says it all really doesn't it. 2 cars and two bikes and only one of the cars has lights on. The white car on the left appears to have none on and neither do the bikes. One of the riders has no helmet and no hi vis clothing. Its about time that when these idiots do get hit by a car they don't have a leg to stand on really but as per usual I'm sure its the car insurance that will always be claimed on.[/p][/quote]Sorry to disappoint but both cars do have their lights on. Out of the two bikes I would say that the rider in red has got lights but they don't show up that well, he has got all the right gear on for a cyclist so he would be stupid not to have lights, the rider behind him looks like he sort not to have lights, its a pretty bad picture . Hessenford
  • Score: 1

12:47pm Tue 1 Apr 14

Hessenford says...

retry69 wrote:
Hessenford wrote:
retry69 wrote:
scrumpyjack wrote:
retry69 wrote:
Hessenford wrote:
retry69 wrote:
Stereotyped wrote:
Driving in to work this morning... number of cars without lights on was shocking! People who think that DRL's at the front are sufficient too...okay, no rear lights needed in the fog then.

Where do some people get their driving licences? Kinder Eggs?
Just been through Ensbury Park/Winton absolute morons on the road,if anything they seem to be driving faster in the fog ,perhaps hoping to find clearer conditions,drive carefully people for all our sakes
Not often I agree with you but you are dead right, some people seem to think that having your lights on increases their electric bill, some I have seen this morning must have xray vision as they seem to be able to see right through the fog and mist by the speed they are doing, its these morons that will probably produce a story in this local rag by the end of the day relating to a serious smash somewhere in the local, hope I'm wrong but we will see.
There is always a first time for everything:)
I agree with both of you.

Wow.
Twice now that is a first :)
Good God, somethings not right here.
But what's the date ? Mmmmmm
Oh yea.
[quote][p][bold]retry69[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hessenford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]retry69[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]scrumpyjack[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]retry69[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hessenford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]retry69[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Stereotyped[/bold] wrote: Driving in to work this morning... number of cars without lights on was shocking! People who think that DRL's at the front are sufficient too...okay, no rear lights needed in the fog then. Where do some people get their driving licences? Kinder Eggs?[/p][/quote]Just been through Ensbury Park/Winton absolute morons on the road,if anything they seem to be driving faster in the fog ,perhaps hoping to find clearer conditions,drive carefully people for all our sakes[/p][/quote]Not often I agree with you but you are dead right, some people seem to think that having your lights on increases their electric bill, some I have seen this morning must have xray vision as they seem to be able to see right through the fog and mist by the speed they are doing, its these morons that will probably produce a story in this local rag by the end of the day relating to a serious smash somewhere in the local, hope I'm wrong but we will see.[/p][/quote]There is always a first time for everything:)[/p][/quote]I agree with both of you. Wow.[/p][/quote]Twice now that is a first :)[/p][/quote]Good God, somethings not right here.[/p][/quote]But what's the date ? Mmmmmm[/p][/quote]Oh yea. Hessenford
  • Score: -4

1:33pm Tue 1 Apr 14

Stereotyped says...

PokesdownMark wrote:
suzigirl wrote:
The car drivers this morning with no lights are probably the same drivers that use their fog lights when there is no fog which is an offence!
Yes this driving with headlights and foglights does seem to be a 'thing'. What is behind it? the desire to make older cars look like they have DRLs? I really don't get it at all?!

Foglights are designed to shine *underneath* fog. To use them properly you turn your headlights OFF and just use fog lights. If the fog it really dense then headlights just bounce light straight back which makes it impossible to see anything.

Now here is the thing... it is VERY rare to have fog that bad. Around town with conditions we saw this morning ordinary headlights were all that was necessary. In the last 20 years of driving I've only used front fog lights 3 times. Each time when driving at night in the New Forest during a real pea-souper.

Also, in **town**, REAR fogs do nothing other than dazzle/annoy drivers sitting 10 foot behind you in the queue! Keep 'em off!!!!
Fog lights are to be used in conjunction with headlights, not as a replacement. Front fog lights are there to aid lighting up the road directly in front of the car, so you can see the verge/centre line and any potential hazards (potholes...another story).

They are not there to shine more light as far as possible...that won't work at all in fog, it will just scatter and you'll see nothing. Dipped beam is fine, full beam would do the same...just scatter light and make a big white blur in front of you.

Rear fogs are there to be brighter than normal sidelights, so you can been seen sooner in fog from behind...to prevent a rear shunt.

I am with you on the whole "don't use them unless required" though, just your explanation was wrong.

Some people think of fog lights (front) as 'cool' and put them on all the time, does my nut in and I feel like putting my full beams on at anyone who does it! Either that or removing the bulbs from their cars fog lights when they're parked up...
[quote][p][bold]PokesdownMark[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]suzigirl[/bold] wrote: The car drivers this morning with no lights are probably the same drivers that use their fog lights when there is no fog which is an offence![/p][/quote]Yes this driving with headlights and foglights does seem to be a 'thing'. What is behind it? the desire to make older cars look like they have DRLs? I really don't get it at all?! Foglights are designed to shine *underneath* fog. To use them properly you turn your headlights OFF and just use fog lights. If the fog it really dense then headlights just bounce light straight back which makes it impossible to see anything. Now here is the thing... it is VERY rare to have fog that bad. Around town with conditions we saw this morning ordinary headlights were all that was necessary. In the last 20 years of driving I've only used front fog lights 3 times. Each time when driving at night in the New Forest during a real pea-souper. Also, in **town**, REAR fogs do nothing other than dazzle/annoy drivers sitting 10 foot behind you in the queue! Keep 'em off!!!![/p][/quote]Fog lights are to be used in conjunction with headlights, not as a replacement. Front fog lights are there to aid lighting up the road directly in front of the car, so you can see the verge/centre line and any potential hazards (potholes...another story). They are not there to shine more light as far as possible...that won't work at all in fog, it will just scatter and you'll see nothing. Dipped beam is fine, full beam would do the same...just scatter light and make a big white blur in front of you. Rear fogs are there to be brighter than normal sidelights, so you can been seen sooner in fog from behind...to prevent a rear shunt. I am with you on the whole "don't use them unless required" though, just your explanation was wrong. Some people think of fog lights (front) as 'cool' and put them on all the time, does my nut in and I feel like putting my full beams on at anyone who does it! Either that or removing the bulbs from their cars fog lights when they're parked up... Stereotyped
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2:04pm Tue 1 Apr 14

Harveypoole says...

Not that it should be necessary but why cant the traffic management signs be used to advise drivers of the need to use lights in fog no excuse.
Not that it should be necessary but why cant the traffic management signs be used to advise drivers of the need to use lights in fog no excuse. Harveypoole
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2:33pm Tue 1 Apr 14

PokesdownMark says...

Stereotyped wrote:
PokesdownMark wrote:
suzigirl wrote:
The car drivers this morning with no lights are probably the same drivers that use their fog lights when there is no fog which is an offence!
Yes this driving with headlights and foglights does seem to be a 'thing'. What is behind it? the desire to make older cars look like they have DRLs? I really don't get it at all?!

Foglights are designed to shine *underneath* fog. To use them properly you turn your headlights OFF and just use fog lights. If the fog it really dense then headlights just bounce light straight back which makes it impossible to see anything.

Now here is the thing... it is VERY rare to have fog that bad. Around town with conditions we saw this morning ordinary headlights were all that was necessary. In the last 20 years of driving I've only used front fog lights 3 times. Each time when driving at night in the New Forest during a real pea-souper.

Also, in **town**, REAR fogs do nothing other than dazzle/annoy drivers sitting 10 foot behind you in the queue! Keep 'em off!!!!
Fog lights are to be used in conjunction with headlights, not as a replacement. Front fog lights are there to aid lighting up the road directly in front of the car, so you can see the verge/centre line and any potential hazards (potholes...another story).

They are not there to shine more light as far as possible...that won't work at all in fog, it will just scatter and you'll see nothing. Dipped beam is fine, full beam would do the same...just scatter light and make a big white blur in front of you.

Rear fogs are there to be brighter than normal sidelights, so you can been seen sooner in fog from behind...to prevent a rear shunt.

I am with you on the whole "don't use them unless required" though, just your explanation was wrong.

Some people think of fog lights (front) as 'cool' and put them on all the time, does my nut in and I feel like putting my full beams on at anyone who does it! Either that or removing the bulbs from their cars fog lights when they're parked up...
Well a few times I've been in fog, proper fog, where dipped beam resulted in light back scatter too and turning the headlamps off, then using front fogs was by far the best result. If dipped headlights do not cause backs scatter then I'd argue it is better to use them and no bother with front fogs at all. I know front fogs have a wider, closer pattern by the way. But I'd still argue that point.

Maybe my point is that they are called fog lights and not mist lights!
[quote][p][bold]Stereotyped[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]PokesdownMark[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]suzigirl[/bold] wrote: The car drivers this morning with no lights are probably the same drivers that use their fog lights when there is no fog which is an offence![/p][/quote]Yes this driving with headlights and foglights does seem to be a 'thing'. What is behind it? the desire to make older cars look like they have DRLs? I really don't get it at all?! Foglights are designed to shine *underneath* fog. To use them properly you turn your headlights OFF and just use fog lights. If the fog it really dense then headlights just bounce light straight back which makes it impossible to see anything. Now here is the thing... it is VERY rare to have fog that bad. Around town with conditions we saw this morning ordinary headlights were all that was necessary. In the last 20 years of driving I've only used front fog lights 3 times. Each time when driving at night in the New Forest during a real pea-souper. Also, in **town**, REAR fogs do nothing other than dazzle/annoy drivers sitting 10 foot behind you in the queue! Keep 'em off!!!![/p][/quote]Fog lights are to be used in conjunction with headlights, not as a replacement. Front fog lights are there to aid lighting up the road directly in front of the car, so you can see the verge/centre line and any potential hazards (potholes...another story). They are not there to shine more light as far as possible...that won't work at all in fog, it will just scatter and you'll see nothing. Dipped beam is fine, full beam would do the same...just scatter light and make a big white blur in front of you. Rear fogs are there to be brighter than normal sidelights, so you can been seen sooner in fog from behind...to prevent a rear shunt. I am with you on the whole "don't use them unless required" though, just your explanation was wrong. Some people think of fog lights (front) as 'cool' and put them on all the time, does my nut in and I feel like putting my full beams on at anyone who does it! Either that or removing the bulbs from their cars fog lights when they're parked up...[/p][/quote]Well a few times I've been in fog, proper fog, where dipped beam resulted in light back scatter too and turning the headlamps off, then using front fogs was by far the best result. If dipped headlights do not cause backs scatter then I'd argue it is better to use them and no bother with front fogs at all. I know front fogs have a wider, closer pattern by the way. But I'd still argue that point. Maybe my point is that they are called fog lights and not mist lights! PokesdownMark
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3:42pm Tue 1 Apr 14

Stereotyped says...

PokesdownMark wrote:
Stereotyped wrote:
PokesdownMark wrote:
suzigirl wrote:
The car drivers this morning with no lights are probably the same drivers that use their fog lights when there is no fog which is an offence!
Yes this driving with headlights and foglights does seem to be a 'thing'. What is behind it? the desire to make older cars look like they have DRLs? I really don't get it at all?!

Foglights are designed to shine *underneath* fog. To use them properly you turn your headlights OFF and just use fog lights. If the fog it really dense then headlights just bounce light straight back which makes it impossible to see anything.

Now here is the thing... it is VERY rare to have fog that bad. Around town with conditions we saw this morning ordinary headlights were all that was necessary. In the last 20 years of driving I've only used front fog lights 3 times. Each time when driving at night in the New Forest during a real pea-souper.

Also, in **town**, REAR fogs do nothing other than dazzle/annoy drivers sitting 10 foot behind you in the queue! Keep 'em off!!!!
Fog lights are to be used in conjunction with headlights, not as a replacement. Front fog lights are there to aid lighting up the road directly in front of the car, so you can see the verge/centre line and any potential hazards (potholes...another story).

They are not there to shine more light as far as possible...that won't work at all in fog, it will just scatter and you'll see nothing. Dipped beam is fine, full beam would do the same...just scatter light and make a big white blur in front of you.

Rear fogs are there to be brighter than normal sidelights, so you can been seen sooner in fog from behind...to prevent a rear shunt.

I am with you on the whole "don't use them unless required" though, just your explanation was wrong.

Some people think of fog lights (front) as 'cool' and put them on all the time, does my nut in and I feel like putting my full beams on at anyone who does it! Either that or removing the bulbs from their cars fog lights when they're parked up...
Well a few times I've been in fog, proper fog, where dipped beam resulted in light back scatter too and turning the headlamps off, then using front fogs was by far the best result. If dipped headlights do not cause backs scatter then I'd argue it is better to use them and no bother with front fogs at all. I know front fogs have a wider, closer pattern by the way. But I'd still argue that point.

Maybe my point is that they are called fog lights and not mist lights!
"Maybe my point is that they are called fog lights and not mist lights!"

Agree!

Judging by the public they're called "put them on whenever you feel like it" lights.
[quote][p][bold]PokesdownMark[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Stereotyped[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]PokesdownMark[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]suzigirl[/bold] wrote: The car drivers this morning with no lights are probably the same drivers that use their fog lights when there is no fog which is an offence![/p][/quote]Yes this driving with headlights and foglights does seem to be a 'thing'. What is behind it? the desire to make older cars look like they have DRLs? I really don't get it at all?! Foglights are designed to shine *underneath* fog. To use them properly you turn your headlights OFF and just use fog lights. If the fog it really dense then headlights just bounce light straight back which makes it impossible to see anything. Now here is the thing... it is VERY rare to have fog that bad. Around town with conditions we saw this morning ordinary headlights were all that was necessary. In the last 20 years of driving I've only used front fog lights 3 times. Each time when driving at night in the New Forest during a real pea-souper. Also, in **town**, REAR fogs do nothing other than dazzle/annoy drivers sitting 10 foot behind you in the queue! Keep 'em off!!!![/p][/quote]Fog lights are to be used in conjunction with headlights, not as a replacement. Front fog lights are there to aid lighting up the road directly in front of the car, so you can see the verge/centre line and any potential hazards (potholes...another story). They are not there to shine more light as far as possible...that won't work at all in fog, it will just scatter and you'll see nothing. Dipped beam is fine, full beam would do the same...just scatter light and make a big white blur in front of you. Rear fogs are there to be brighter than normal sidelights, so you can been seen sooner in fog from behind...to prevent a rear shunt. I am with you on the whole "don't use them unless required" though, just your explanation was wrong. Some people think of fog lights (front) as 'cool' and put them on all the time, does my nut in and I feel like putting my full beams on at anyone who does it! Either that or removing the bulbs from their cars fog lights when they're parked up...[/p][/quote]Well a few times I've been in fog, proper fog, where dipped beam resulted in light back scatter too and turning the headlamps off, then using front fogs was by far the best result. If dipped headlights do not cause backs scatter then I'd argue it is better to use them and no bother with front fogs at all. I know front fogs have a wider, closer pattern by the way. But I'd still argue that point. Maybe my point is that they are called fog lights and not mist lights![/p][/quote]"Maybe my point is that they are called fog lights and not mist lights!" Agree! Judging by the public they're called "put them on whenever you feel like it" lights. Stereotyped
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8:54am Wed 2 Apr 14

spooki says...

Uh...unless you live in a cupboard surely you can see if it's foggy out? Or is that just me using my common sense? Some drivers don't have that and just drive however they think as 'normal'.
Uh...unless you live in a cupboard surely you can see if it's foggy out? Or is that just me using my common sense? Some drivers don't have that and just drive however they think as 'normal'. spooki
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8:58am Wed 2 Apr 14

spooki says...

Hessenford wrote:
Dibbles2 wrote:
The above picture says it all really doesn't it. 2 cars and two bikes and only one of the cars has lights on. The white car on the left appears to have none on and neither do the bikes. One of the riders has no helmet and no hi vis clothing. Its about time that when these idiots do get hit by a car they don't have a leg to stand on really but as per usual I'm sure its the car insurance that will always be claimed on.
Sorry to disappoint but both cars do have their lights on.
Out of the two bikes I would say that the rider in red has got lights but they don't show up that well, he has got all the right gear on for a cyclist so he would be stupid not to have lights, the rider behind him looks like he sort not to have lights, its a pretty bad picture .
Yet you could track down a driver with their vehicle registration. You can't track down a cyclist who, even though they're adhering to the road rules, can't be bothered to dress according to the weather.
[quote][p][bold]Hessenford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Dibbles2[/bold] wrote: The above picture says it all really doesn't it. 2 cars and two bikes and only one of the cars has lights on. The white car on the left appears to have none on and neither do the bikes. One of the riders has no helmet and no hi vis clothing. Its about time that when these idiots do get hit by a car they don't have a leg to stand on really but as per usual I'm sure its the car insurance that will always be claimed on.[/p][/quote]Sorry to disappoint but both cars do have their lights on. Out of the two bikes I would say that the rider in red has got lights but they don't show up that well, he has got all the right gear on for a cyclist so he would be stupid not to have lights, the rider behind him looks like he sort not to have lights, its a pretty bad picture .[/p][/quote]Yet you could track down a driver with their vehicle registration. You can't track down a cyclist who, even though they're adhering to the road rules, can't be bothered to dress according to the weather. spooki
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