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Well I lived in the US too long ago (1990's) in Florida. They gave some friends a fine of 500 USD for jaywalking...And yes I have been to Manhattan
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I love it. Regulations about when you can use foglights.
Bloody good idea if you ask me. People who leave their rear foglights on at night when it's not foggy are a complete PITA.
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I love it. Regulations about when you can use foglights.
There are regulations regarding use of all lights on the vehicle. Headlamps should be switched on in tunnels, indicators for when turning, hazard lights when you've stopped due to an accident or mechanical problem, lights should be in good working order, etc., etc.

Why is it so laughable to have rules about fog-light usage? Considering the amount of numpties I see driving around with them on when there is a mere sniff of a mist in the air, I think it's necessary.
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I love it. Regulations about when you can use foglights. Are there any regulations about when, how and which fingers you can use your while driving?
Bloody good idea if you ask me. People who leave their rear foglights on at night when it's not foggy are a complete PITA.
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There are regulations regarding use of all lights on the vehicle. Headlamps should be switched on in tunnels, indicators for when turning, hazard lights when you've stopped due to an accident or mechanical problem, lights should be in good working order, etc., etc.

Why is it so laughable to have rules about fog-light usage? Considering the amount of numpties I see driving around with them on when there is a mere sniff of a mist in the air, I think it's necessary.
What they said.

There are also rules in the UK about fog lights.

Front fog lights create an enourmous amount of glare on wet roads which can be blinding, while rear ones (especially when on both sides) can create a false impression of braking. You wouldn't use full beam headlights in built up areas or indicate when you don't need to, so why would you use fog lights when you don't need to either?

Regarding fingers, well errm, yes, kind of. You should in effect have both hands on the steering wheel at all times (which generally include fingers), with the exception of when performing tasks necessary for driving (e.g. indicating, changing gear etc.). However, it isn't really enforced that much - although in the UK in can be...
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Re: Jaywalking and other ridiculous fines in Switzerland

i got a fine the other day just for standing in one place for too long.
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i got a fine the other day just for standing in one place for too long.
Had you painted yourself silver and were holding a harp, whilst spooking passers-by?
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not a bad idea
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i got a fine the other day just for standing in one place for too long.
Was it the middle lane of the A2?
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Is that so? So when exactly did Northern Ireland leave the United Kingdom?
Is there a local law in NI, then? Didn't know that.

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Well I lived in the US too long ago (1990's) in Florida. They gave some friends a fine of 500 USD for jaywalking...And yes I have been to Manhattan
$500?? Really? The officer probably realized that you/your friends were from Switzerland and could well afford it. Did your friends tell the nice officer they could speak French & German? They would have received a 10% discount. Now, if you were from Greece or Iceland then....
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There are regulations regarding use of all lights on the vehicle. Headlamps should be switched on in tunnels, indicators for when turning, hazard lights when you've stopped due to an accident or mechanical problem, lights should be in good working order, etc., etc.

Why is it so laughable to have rules about fog-light usage? Considering the amount of numpties I see driving around with them on when there is a mere sniff of a mist in the air, I think it's necessary.
Well unfortunately I do not carry around a 50 metre ruler in my car in case I should wish to use my fog lights.
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Well unfortunately I do not carry around a 50 metre ruler in my car in case I should wish to use my fog lights.
Great, you can join us ladies who have been having trouble judging sizes and measurements for generations.

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Though the UK doesn't have any jay-walking laws, and it is convention to cross the road as and when you like (so long as this isn't likely to cause you to die).

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On the other hand, dying during an attempted jaywalk is highly illegal and punishable by death. Wait a second...
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