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Use of Fog Lights

November 18, 2002 00:00


With the onset of inclement weather and earlier hours of darkness, it is a good time to remind drivers of their responsibilities under the Oregon Vehicle Code regarding the use of fog lights. Auxiliary driving lights and/or fog lights must be used like the high beam headlight system of your car, and no more than four lights mounted on the front of the car may be activated at any given time. Fog lights may be white or amber, but no other color, and can be mounted no higher than 54 inches. This means that fog lights may not be used in conjunction with the high beams when approaching an oncoming vehicle within 500 feet, or 350 feet when approaching another vehicle from the rear. Additionally, fog lights may not be used in place of headlights, during those hours/conditions that headlights are required.


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