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Foggy Driving Hazards Preventable

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With that fog we've been seeing it can help to put your headlights on while driving. If you have an automatic headlight setting they wont go on themselves. With that fog we've been seeing it can help to put your headlights on while driving. If you have an automatic headlight setting they wont go on themselves.
NBCRightNow.com - With that fog we've been seeing it can help to put your headlights on while driving. If you have an automatic headlight setting they wont go on themselves.

On a day like Monday the fog makes it hard to see but if your lights are set to auto they wont turn on themselves. Local sales representatives tell NBC Right now most new models come with the auto feature and a sensor can measure how much light there is outside. Even when it's light out on an overcast day if you don't switch to manual your lights may not come on and other cars may have a hard time seeing you.

"I believe today would be one of those days that you just manually turn them on. It's a safety hazard so it'd be better for the ability of other drivers to see you when you're coming and when you're going," said Eli Hernandez who works as a sales representative at McCurley Integrity Honda in Richland.

There are also new settings to automatically turn on your fog lights when your lights come on. The fog lights are lower to the ground and help illuminate the roadway rather than the fog that's blocking your view. So, there's a safety reason why the lights on newer cars seem to be getting lower and lower. 
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