Is it legal to drive a car with a broken fog light lens?

I have been supplied with a hire car by my employer for work, which was previously used by another employee.

It has a front fog lamp with a broken glass cover. The bulb still works but is is legal to drive with this defect?

Asked on 17 July 2023 by Kevin Mulhall

Answered by David Ross
It is not illegal to drive a car with a broken fog lamp cover, as there is also no legal obligation to use front fog lights even in foggy conditions.
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