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fog light speed limiter

You should slow down in fog, and turn fog lights off if it's not foggy.
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Fog lights are annoying if it's not foggy. I bet people would remember to turn them off if having them on limited their vehicle's top speed, say to 45mph. This speed limit would enhance safety in fog, and should be high enough not to deter people from putting their lights on.
aglet, Nov 20 2011


       Oh. Been done.
aglet, Nov 20 2011

       I can see this being enforced about as often as my state's 'wipers-on, headlights-on' law, which is to say never.
Alterother, Nov 20 2011

       I drive with my fog lights on all the time. Watcha gonna do about it? Safety FTW!
DIYMatt, Nov 21 2011

       //I can see this being enforced as often as...// I read the idea as being for an automated speed limiter (fog lights on - speed limiter is activated). If so, it's not a bad idea, but it would shirley encourage drivers just to not use their fog lights, even in fog.   

       I also read the title and assumed this was some method for limiting the speed of light in fog.
MaxwellBuchanan, Nov 21 2011

       //Watcha gonna do about it?//   

       <Grabs "Louisville Slugger" and takes a few practice swings>
MikeD, Nov 21 2011

RayfordSteele, Nov 21 2011

       I like it, apart from the 'people wouldn't use the fog lghts' issue.
Skrewloose, Nov 22 2011

       [Max], I re-read it, and upon said second reading, I too read it as you did, which undoubtedly is how the idea was intended to be read. I sincerely apologize to all who were offended by my hasty, ignorant comments.   

       I still don't think it's a good idea, but at least I understand it now.
Alterother, Nov 22 2011

       // limited their vehicle's top speed //   

       Sorry, but fishbone for being Anti-Darwinian.
8th of 7, Nov 22 2011

       Suggested marketing title: Foggetaboutit
phundug, Nov 25 2011


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