To the Editor:
I agree with most of Mark Rechtin's list of unnecessary accessories, but he is wrong about fog lights ("The tech Hall of Shame: Who needs this stuff?" autonews.com, Nov. 2).
By improving lighting, they improve safety. The term "fog light" is possibly responsible for the misdirected comments, as they are useful in other low-light situations.
I live in an area with a large deer population. I routinely run my fog lights on two-lane country roads. More than a few times, the wider light range has caught a deer about to cross the road in front of me. The extra fraction of a second has allowed me the braking time that I have needed. I have had close calls but never hit a deer. I credit my fog lights.