Lights in fog are for cars only surely?

by SPAM Naval   September 24, 2013  

Those of you who were lucky enough to be out there this morning commuting in the pea souper of a fog (in Essex and East London anyway!), may like me, have noticed the amount of bikes on the road with no lights whatsoever. Whats the story - deal with God? nine lives all intact and happy to lose a few? Born lucky? Can't be arsed? Confused

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i kept thinking it was foggier than it was, until i wiped my glasses Smile

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posted by Dave Atkinson [7579 posts]
24th September 2013 - 12:11


Yes, beautiful fog in Oxford this morning!

AFAIK, the law doesn't require lights on a bike in fog. But that doesn't mean they're not a good idea.

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posted by PJ McNally [591 posts]
24th September 2013 - 13:40


They are mental!!! Really come on folks use your noddle before it gets knocked off

posted by skitza [16 posts]
24th September 2013 - 18:30


Get wot they deserve ( no sense )

posted by issacforce [208 posts]
24th September 2013 - 21:58

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Haha, brilliant post. Fog is a bit confusing, I always put my lights on anyway in any sort of poor visibility but can understand why people wouldn't because I can't imagine it would have much effect in the fog unless you've got really good lights.

posted by MarcMyWords [72 posts]
25th September 2013 - 11:40


The fun bit for me is that it's often a lot less foggy in town when I leave the house than it is out in the countryside on my commute.

posted by Al__S [725 posts]
25th September 2013 - 11:54

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the main issue is probably that most LED lights don't really cut it in daylight. Better than nothing but not great. Definitely a good day to deploy my magicshine rear light though, it is actually as bright as a car fog light.

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posted by joemmo [959 posts]
25th September 2013 - 12:06