- Drivers who’ve their fog lights on throughout clear climate could possibly be fined £50
Drivers have been warned to make use of their fog lights correctly or danger a £50 wonderful, because the UK faces a -10C freeze this weekend.
Motoring firm Driving Expertise has warned drivers to brush up on their information of when to make use of their fog lights.
The corporate stated that drivers who’ve their lights on throughout clear climate could possibly be issued with fines.
The warning comes as snow and ice trigger widespread disruption throughout the UK this morning with trains and flights cancelled and occasions postponed as a result of climate.
Flurries of snow fell in Scotland together with the southeast and southwest of England, with icy rails inflicting an influence failure in Kent.
Drivers braved the misty climate in Richmond Park, south-west London final week
Pictured: Ploughed fields shrouded in fog in Keele, Staffordshire
A commuter waits in a frozen over bus cease in Low Fell, Gateshead ths morning
Operations supervisor Dan Jones informed the Express: ‘Generally it’s straightforward to neglect you will have put your fog lights on as you may’t see them when driving in lighter circumstances.
‘Failing to take action may imply that not solely may you dazzle an oncoming driver and trigger an accident, you may be hit with a £50 wonderful on account of breaking the Freeway Code.’
In keeping with the Freeway Code, drivers ought to use their headlights when visibility is beneath 100 metres.
The web site reads: ‘You may additionally use entrance or rear fog lights however you have to swap them off when visibility improves.’
Mr Jones added that utilizing fog lights can cut back the imaginative and prescient of different drivers in some circumstances.
He stated that 6,000 collisions had been attributable to ‘exterior components’ final yr, which incorporates dazzling lights.
Whereas fog lights are typically switched on and off manually by the motive force, some trendy automobiles have automated programs to do that.
With these autos, it is simple to neglect the lights are on or to suppose they’ve robotically switched off when wanted.
The Met Workplace issued yellow climate warnings for components of the nation this morning as temperatures dropped as little as -10C in a single day.
Elements of Britain even skilled snow final night time – with heavy snow in Scotland inflicting Glasgow Airport to droop all flights.
Flurries of snow additionally fell within the southeast and southwest of England, with icy rails inflicting an influence failure in Kent.
This led to the Southeastern service between Dover Priory and Ramsgate to be suspended.
A homeless man was discovered useless in a automotive yesterday in Beeston, Nottinghamshire after freezing temperatures swept the nation, with the hearth brigade known as to free his physique from the car.