thats true - most importers handle that for you though. Thats why you often see some pretty nice (often japanese) sporty cars, and yet they have these cheap and nasty rear foglights cludged onto the back!
No, I dont believe so. However re: broken light there is a clause in the MOT that certain features if fitted must work, and foglights fall under that. (And there is a caveat that if the lights are uneconomical to repair people have been known to remove the switch in the cabin lol)
i'll echo the benefit of the twitter feed. I've had experiences where they actually know more than the driver does. ( altho often the driver just fails to share information - they are bad at that on firstcc )
lol steve come on, cars have had automatic lights for ages now. Certainly way more than 5 years! Havent you noticed how on a car in front they often come on briefly then turn off a few mins later when they drive under a bridge?