FOG LAMP REGULATION AS A SAFETY MEASURE TO REDUCE RISK IN FOG CONDITIONS

This report briefly summarizes the information on fog lamps that is relevant for decision making regarding their regulation in the Netherlands. The discussion begins by defining two types of fog and discussing fog related accident statistics. The most important factors explaining the increased risk on motorways during fog conditions are presented, followed by a discussion of safety measures to be taken which are aimed at a desired change in road user behavior. One such measure is fog lamp regulation. At the present time fog lamps are not obligatory in the Netherlands and there are no regulations concerning their use. Regulations are necessary to reduce the negative aspects of this safety device and should concern the necessity, number, location, color, and intensity of the fog lamps. The final section of this report gives specific recommendations for the regulation of fog lamp configuration.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 8 p.

Subject/Index Terms

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00721509
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: R-91-87, HS-041 984
  • Files: HSL, TRIS, ATRI, USDOT
  • Created Date: May 23 1996 12:00AM