A television commercial for the Korando sport utility vehicle built by the South Korean automobile manufacturer SsangYong Motor has been ordered off New Zealand television due to its use of fog lights.
The add was filmed overseas but shows a Korando being driven over a variety of terrain during daylight hours, with its fog lights on the whole time.
Someone complained to the Advertising Standards Authority that in New Zealand it was illegal to use fog lights when driving in clear weather. The Authority upheld the complaint, saying the ad features an unsafe practice.
That some damn fool has the time, and cares enough about such a trivial issue is one thing. That the NZ media in the form of its self regulating body the ASA should actually give credence to such a piss weak concern is another altogether.