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I got pulled over today by my local traffic cop because my left fog light came on as I turned left. He started blabbering on how this can dazzle other drivers so I told him they are cornering lights, fitted as standard by Fiat. He didn't believe me and told me to send the 'Faulty' car back to the dealership to have them taken off.

Ive been told if he see's them again I WILL get a fine.


Police..... Bloody idiots
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What a fool !
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Ive actually wondered about this, And noticed alot of 10 plates and 60 plates do it now (Seen other Fiats and Seats) and wondered were the law falls into place as fog lamps are to be used in these conditions:-

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You MUST use headlights when visibility is seriously reduced, generally when you cannot see for more than 100 metres (328 feet). You may also use front or rear fog lights but you MUST switch them off when visibility improves (see Rule 236).

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You MUST NOT use front or rear fog lights unless visibility is seriously reduced (see Rule 226) as they dazzle other road users and can obscure your brake lights. You MUST switch them off when visibility improves

Hmmmm
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is that the law or highway code you are quoting?
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Hi,

I got pulled over today by my local traffic cop because my left fog light came on as I turned left. He started blabbering on how this can dazzle other drivers so I told him they are cornering lights, fitted as standard by Fiat. He didn't believe me and told me to send the 'Faulty' car back to the dealership to have them taken off.

Ive been told if he see's them again I WILL get a fine.


Police..... Bloody idiots
Tell them to take you to court....would be a great day out with expenses.
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is that the law or highway code you are quoting?
Highway code?
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I've often wondered about this happening, infact just tonight i was thinking I wonder if these lights are actually UK-Legal etc, obviously if i got tugged i'd quote Fiat on it but cant help but wonder!

Interesting to see someones actually been pulled over for it!

Personally i'd throw the Fiat brochure in the glove compartment just incase they pull you over again, throw the book at em! :P
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I've often wondered about this happening, infact just tonight i was thinking I wonder if these lights are actually UK-Legal etc, obviously if i got tugged i'd quote Fiat on it but cant help but wonder!

Interesting to see someones actually been pulled over for it!

Personally i'd throw the Fiat brochure in the glove compartment just incase they pull you over again, throw the book at em! :P
The manual will also come in handy and as you say proves it activates when indicates below 15-20MPH i believe?
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The manual will also come in handy and as you say proves it activates when indicates below 15-20MPH i believe?
Correct!

I kinda want to be pulled over now.... Think ill go do a few laps around Bristol city centre :P
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Quote Originally Posted by Blank2k2 View Post
I've often wondered about this happening, infact just tonight i was thinking I wonder if these lights are actually UK-Legal etc, obviously if i got tugged i'd quote Fiat on it but cant help but wonder!

Interesting to see someones actually been pulled over for it!

Personally i'd throw the Fiat brochure in the glove compartment just incase they pull you over again, throw the book at em! :P
1) If they were not UK legal the car wouldn't be allowed on sale here.

2) Fiat were not the first to use these lights in this country.

3) The police should be aware of these lights, they have been made to look stupid in court over them already.(see relevant bravo posts)
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I remember reading a thread in the 500 section where someone was pulled over by a police man because he thought the day running lights where fog lights. I would photocopy the relevant pages from the manual and politely show them to any police man that stops me

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Considering i lived in Manchester & know what it can be like, I think i'd have to ask them what theyre doing pulling motorists over for not actually doing anything wrong when it's almost a given that there's a robbery or car theft that they could be dealing with
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Considering i lived in Manchester & know what it can be like, I think i'd have to ask them what theyre doing pulling motorists over for not actually doing anything wrong when it's almost a given that there's a robbery or car theft that they could be dealing with
I think most robbers, burglars and car thieves use cars whilst committing their crimes, personally I wish they stopped more cars again rather than rely on speed cameras. No reason needed in law to stop a motorist, this PC was either a bit ignorant about these kind of lights or was using as a reason to suss out the driver/occupants if the car ?
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I'm going to carry on using the cornering lights, their case will never stand up in court because it doesn't say anywhere in the manual about cornering lights being illegal.

Its pretty much fiat v police if it went to court.
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