6 Safety Tips for Driving in Foggy Weather

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Fog can be one of the most dangerous weather conditions for both experienced and new drivers. Fog can reduce visibility significantly and hence, it’s critical for drivers to stay focused on the road upfront in order to keep themselves safe at all cost. Here are a few tips.

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6 safety tips for driving in foggy weather

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Fog can be one of the most dangerous weather conditions for both experienced and new drivers. Fog can reduce visibility significantly and hence, it’s critical for drivers to stay focused on the road upfront in order to keep themselves safe at all cost. Here are a few tips that can come in handy. Introduction

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DO NOT use high beam headlights Avoid using high beam headlights in foggy weathers as fog consists of tiny water droplets that can spread and reflect light causing more visibility problems to other drivers. Use low beam headlights to aid other drivers see you.

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Maintain more distance between vehicles Increase your count distance to approximately 5 seconds instead of the usual 2 seconds between vehicles. DO NOT rush or speed up your vehicle while driving in the fog.

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DO NOT drift There’s a natural tendency of vehicles to drift into the middle of the road when visibility gets bad. Ensure that you don’t do that to the best of your abilities. Try and keep yourself in your lane as much as possible.

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Pull over if you’ve ZERO visibility If it gets too difficult, it’s better not to take any risk at all. Pull over and wait. Don’t forget to turn on your hazard lights so that other drivers know where you are.

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Keep an eye out for critters Certain animals like deer are much too difficult to see especially in the fog. These animals may come suddenly in front of your vehicle that might result in disastrous accident. Keep an eye out when in areas with wildlife!

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Caution is the key Always remember to be cautious at all times. If you feel uncomfortable for any reason whatsoever. Do not stop on the highway, but pull off the road at a rest area or other safe place when you can do so safely. Caution is the only key to total safety.

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