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Glaring Fog Lamps

... or even during the day. Is this not an infraction? These lamps are often unreasonably bright." I agree with this reader, I also find many fog lamps unreasonably bright, even during the daytime. What's to be done about it? ...

DriveSmartBC - 2021/01/31 - 14:02 - 10 comments

Backup and Docking Lights

... using the right lane and flashed his backup and docking lamps a few times. The offending driver didn't get the hint and his backup ... and truck tractors are allowed to have one or two docking lamps in addition to the two backup lamps. There is no mention of lamp ...

DriveSmartBC - 2021/01/19 - 17:00 - 7 comments

Trailer Light and Reflector Requirements

Nine lamps and six reflectors are the minimum required by law to be installed and ... and reflectors at each side of the front, red side marker lamps and reflectors at each side of the rear, red stop lamps, tail lamps and reflectors at both sides facing the rear and finally a ...

DriveSmartBC - 2021/01/19 - 18:00 - 0 comments

Driving Lights

... are identified by the markings SAE-Y on North American lamps or the letters HR above the circle containing the E on European lamps. You are allowed to install two of them that display only white light. ...

DriveSmartBC - 2021/01/19 - 17:00 - 0 comments

Those Blinding Blue Headlights

... beams, so a wider spread of positions in front of those lamps is going to be subject to glare if those drivers' eyes happen to ... signals. I would like to see the requirement that fog lamps have to be amber brought back in.  When meeting vehicles with fog ...

DriveSmartBC - 2021/02/21 - 11:53 - 18 comments

Use Your Headlights!

... left them dangerously unprotected. Daytime running lamps were legislated to reduce head on collisions by making vehicles ... other more conspicuous. There was no need to have rear lamps on to accomplish this, so the federal standards did not mandate that they ...

DriveSmartBC - 2021/01/19 - 17:00 - 5 comments

Off Road Lamps

... trucks and SUVs. While it is possible that some of these lamps are legal for use on the highway, many are not. The question is, how do ... North American equipment bears SAE or DOT codes, European lamps with E codes and Japanese lights with JIS/JASIC codes. Each has a ...

DriveSmartBC - 2021/01/19 - 18:00 - 0 comments

Fog Lamps

... First, let's be sure we are all on the same page. Fog lamps are identified by the SAE F marking on the lens, or a B above the circle with the E in it on European lamps. In B.C. you are allowed two fog lamps that emit either white or amber ...

DriveSmartBC - 2021/01/19 - 18:00 - 0 comments

Be Prepared for Trouble!

... rated for -40C or so and is ideal for cleaning head/tail lamps (including while enroute), washing and de-icing windshields especially ...

DriveSmartBC - 2021/02/14 - 14:22 - 11 comments

"One Eyed" Vehicles

... is the signal light and then below everything is the fog lamps. What is meant by 'always'? With DRL's, you would ... Ford allowed to put vehicles on the road that have four lamps instead of the usual two when on low beam? At one time it was under ...

DriveSmartBC - 2021/01/19 - 17:00 - 12 comments

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