Driving In The Fog – How To
June 28, 2018 at 3:18 PM
Because visibility is drastically reduced, driving in the fog can be quite dangerous. Here are some tips you can follow to keep safe when you’re driving in foggy conditions:
- Slow down. The poor visibility makes it difficult to identify hazards early enough for you to react. Drive slower than you would in normal conditions and use the speedometer to regulate your speed – rather than relying on visual indicators which could also be obscured by the fog.
- Use your headlights in low beam. Turn on your headlights to low beam as a high beam will reflect off the fog and dazzle you instead of providing illumination.
- Use your fog lights. If your car has fog lights, turn them on as they will not only help you see the road but they’ll also help other drivers see you.
- Position your car as far left as possible. Don’t hug the centreline when driving in foggy conditions. Instead drive as close to the white line on your left as possible to keep away from oncoming traffic.
- Don’t stop on the road. If you need to stop, find a place far from traffic to pull over. Turn off your car’s lights as they may cause other motorists to assume your taillights are indicative of the line of travel – this could result in a collision.