Foggy driving conditions are a factor in many accidents each year. Because of this, it’s important that you review the best way to drive in fog. Tips for driving in fog from The Weather Channel include:
- Reducing your speed—When you enter a patch of fog, slow down. Also, be sure to keep an eye on the speedometer as fog creates an optical illusion, making it easy to go faster than you think you are.
- Diming your lights—Your first instinct may be to flip on your brights, but don’t. High beams will be reflected off of the fog, making it even harder to see.
- Letting the line guide you—Keep an eye on the markings in your lane. This can help you stay on track and avoid running off the road.
- Listening up—By rolling down your window some, you should be able to hear the traffic around you that you cannot see.
- Try not to stop—If you stop there is a good chance that another vehicle could hit you from behind. By continuing to move, albeit slowly, you will reduce your risk of an accident.
- If you must stop—In case you can’t continue driving in the fog, turn your lights off and limit the use of your brakes as you pull far onto the shoulder. In fog, drivers tend to follow the car in front of them by following their lights. Drivers behind you might follow and hit your vehicle or run off the road. Pull fully off the road and ensure your running lights are not on. If you are on a busy road it’s advisable to stay as far away from your vehicle as possible and call for help.
Our Bristol, Pa. personal injury lawyers don’t just want to help you after an accident—we want to help you avoid one in the first place. Your safety and well being matter to us, and we hope that the above safety advice will help you safely navigate your way through your next foggy morning commute.