Drivers who misuse fog lamps can be fined

PUBLISHED : Sunday, 08 December, 2002, 12:00am
UPDATED : Sunday, 08 December, 2002, 12:00am

I refer to the letters headlined 'Improper use of fog lights is dangerous' and 'Drivers have no idea what to do with fog lamps' (Sunday Morning Post, November 10 and 24).

According to the Road Traffic (Construction and Maintenance of Vehicles) Regulation, a fog lamp is a lamp installed on a vehicle which is to be used primarily in conditions of fog or mist.

The law also stipulates that a fog lamp shall only emit a beam of white or yellow light.

Drivers who contravene these regulations will be liable to a maximum fine of $10,000 and six months' imprisonment.

The 'Road Users' Code' reminds motorists that they should only use fog lamps in foggy conditions and should avoid using such lamps in other circumstances.

Regulations on the use of fog lamps have been clearly set out in the existing legislation.

The administration will continue to closely monitor the situation and consider taking further steps to ensure proper use of fog lamps when necessary.


for Commissioner for Transport