The use of car lighting has a direct relationship with driving safety. Proper use of car lighting not only protects its own safety, but also creates a well-organized traffic environment. The wrong use of lighting will not only achieve the desired effect, but also pose a safety hazard.
The use of car lighting has a direct relationship with driving safety. Proper use of car lighting not only protects its own safety, but also creates a well-organized traffic environment. However, in our lives, there are some people who "will drive", but they don't really use the light, often the high beam, to open up to the end, bringing safety risks to themselves and others. But don't worry, there is no long story here, only practical car knowledge. In this article, let's talk about car fog lights and how to use them.
Fog lights, as the name implies, are the light signals used in rainy and foggy weather. The main feature is the strong penetrability in the fog. In the low visibility weather, it is easy for vehicles or pedestrians to notice early, thus effectively preventing accidents. However, it should be noted that fog lights are not used in everyday lighting. The use of fog lights at nights with good visibility is as insignificant as the abuse of high beam lights.
Under what circumstances do you need to use a fog light?
As I said above, fog lights are lights used in foggy weather and other low visibility weather. According to the Road Traffic Law, when the visibility of rain and fog is less than 200 meters, the motor vehicle should turn on the fog light.
Of course, this 200 meters is just a safe driving distance. Whether to open the fog lights more or more depends on the actual situation. In addition, many car owners feel that the speed in the urban area will not be too fast, and there is not much relationship between the fog lights and the fog lights. In fact, this idea is wrong. This is a daily driving, but the fog light should be turned on if one of the following conditions is met:
When it rains down
When the heavy rain falls down, the sight of the driver is easy to blur, and sometimes it is difficult to judge the surrounding situation. At this time, you can consider lighting up the fog lights to remind the drivers around you of your existence.
When the smog is shrouded
You don't have to talk about it in the foggy days. It is necessary to turn on the fog lights, in order not to hit others and not to be hit by others.
However, it should be noted that although the fog light helps the vehicle or pedestrian to see it early, it does not mean that it can be used at any time, especially when the front and rear fog lights are turned on. Because the fog light is brighter than the general light and has a strong scattering, if it is made to illuminate when it is not necessary, it will only interfere with the sight of other motorists, especially the sight of the opposite car. In serious cases, it may be Caused a car accident. Therefore, traffic regulations in many countries clearly stipulate that vehicles are prohibited from turning on fog lights in good visibility.
How do you see if fog lights are turned on in the car?
Of course, not all abuses of fog lights are intentional. Some newbies may accidentally turn on the fog lights, but they have not found them themselves, and they do not realize that the fog lights have caused interference to others. Many newcomers have this question: I am sitting in the car, how do I know if the fog light is turned on? Very simple, we only need to observe the icon on the dashboard to judge.
Next, it is necessary to understand where the fog light switch is and how the fog light is turned on to prevent its own misuse.
Where is the fog light switch?
At present, most of the models are on sale, and the fog light switch will be placed on the left or left side of the steering wheel, and there will be a conspicuous sign to remind the user.
How to turn on the fog lights?
After opening the enlightenment light, you can turn on the fog light. Among them, the front fog light can be turned on separately; the rear fog light can only be turned on simultaneously with the front fog light, and cannot be turned on separately. There are two main types of fog light switches, the push button type and the knob type. Different car manufacturers will have their own fog light opening method.
1, button type fog light switch
This fog light switch is more common in American brands such as GM and Ford. The feature of this opening mode is that it is easy to operate and can achieve the corresponding functions with one click.
2, knob type fog light switch
The fog light switch itself is divided into two styles: one is integrated on the left lever (the steering light lever), which is common in the self-owned brand and the Japanese brand model; the other is independently set in the form of a knob. The left area of the console.
Summary: Fog lights are like a double-edged sword. When used well, it can greatly reduce the occurrence of traffic accidents. If it is not used well, it can become the fuse of accidents. Therefore, the majority of new car owners must remember: fog lights can only play their due role in the environment of low visibility, we should not force it to bear the daily lighting work.