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Amber (yellow) fog lights illegal in mass?

Discussion in 'North East' started by Professor D, Jul 28, 2020.

  1. Aug 6, 2020 at 4:57 PM
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    Taco01863

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    I don't think the cop was looking for an excuse... even in OPs pic the glare is blinding. If you like the lights that much use them for offroad but I'd fix it. The cop is sure to remember you and other cops don't like being flashed unless it's indecent exposure
     
  2. Aug 6, 2020 at 5:13 PM
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    Show the cop my dick, sounds like a plan
     
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  3. Aug 7, 2020 at 9:24 AM
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    In my Subaru days I recall someone posting that they were pulled over and given a ticket for having them on in non-inclement weather AND having a fog lamp bulb out. How's that for waking up on the wrong side of the bed that day?

    The problem is that in MA all of these tickets end up a moving violation. In 2002 my friend got a ticket on his Civic for altered exhaust, altered ride height and altered equipment (clear corners). He ended up with a second altered exhaust ticket 4 years later and slid off the road in the winter on an unplowed road. He ended up in driver re-training to avoid losing his license.

    To the original question, I've run yellow fog lamp bulbs in every vehicle I've owned with the exception of the Pro Rigid fogs I've got right now without issue. At one point I had Hella 500 yellow spots on the front of my STi.
     
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  4. Aug 7, 2020 at 5:27 PM
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    I don't think there's really any situation where the extra output from properly aimed fogs is a bad thing.
     
  5. Sep 27, 2020 at 2:37 PM
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    I keep my factory fogs and my running lights on all the time, never an issue yet.

    My bar and PIAA lights I've had 3 different cops tell me 3 different things, so unfortunately it can come down to the officer's mood or need to justify their existence among other things
     
  6. Oct 25, 2020 at 6:33 AM
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    I got pulled over years ago when I had yellow fogs on during a nice day. If they are white “driving lights” you can have them on. I run with my white OEM fogs on all the time on all my cars. If they are amber, they should only be on when it’s foggy. That’s what the cop said.
     
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  7. Feb 1, 2021 at 8:29 PM
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    Serves them right. Hate morons running fogs in a clear weather. Don't get me started on Audi drivers and their rear fogs. This should be mandatory DL suspension.
     
  8. Feb 1, 2021 at 8:34 PM
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    How do you have your fogs on with running lights? It looks awesome!!!
     
  9. Feb 2, 2021 at 9:31 AM
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    It's nowhere near as bad as the people who run mini spot LED bars as foglights, or the people who run their high beams or only DRLs at night within the city.
     
  10. Feb 2, 2021 at 9:34 AM
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    I agree, no doubt, and the fog light misuse is low on the annoyance list. But it's U.S. driving public ignorance about lighting (and driving in general) that I hate. You can't teach the morons to even turn on the lights in inclement weather, or make them realize they go on DRLs at night. The stupid DRL standard (invented by GM) is partially to blame.

    And what kills me when you try to tell the morons by flashing the highs or turning off/on your lows, 9 out of 10 still do not get a fucking clue.

    I think MA cops pulling somebody for any light violation must be exceedingly rare. Cops here are more interested in doing road details, more then anything else. In most towns around Boston at least, it seems you can speed and do other stupid shit with relative impunity.
     
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  11. Feb 2, 2021 at 10:27 AM
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    In Mass, i don't know anyone who's been pulled over for running fog lights in clear weather, but I've seen plenty get pulled over for too many lights, or simply changing the amber bulb to clear in the turn signals.
     

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