In reading a thread or two here in the automotive lighting section, I keep seeing reference to rear fog lights. I am intrigued with the idea. So as I understand it, in Europe, they are required or at least much much more popular than here in the US. I already mentioned in anther thread I have become a fan of DRL's, and now a rear facing "safety" light makes just as much sense. I have picked up bits of info, such as if you run one it needs to be on the driver's side, they cannot be closer than 4" to the regular tail/brake lights, and it must be a switched light.
So, where I live we have inversions (fog for up to a couple of weeks!) not to mention plain ol' fashioned fog by itself. Being a retired deputy, I would have to search Idaho code pretty close, but at this point, I THINK they are legal. I will have to further that inquiry.
If they are deemed legal, what would be my options? Are they supposed to be as bright as a brake light? Could a guy simply wire in a aftermarket "brake light" such as what is sold at local auto parts store?
Or, am I wasting efforts here?