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    The dangers of driving in heavy fog

    The dangers of driving in heavy fog

    Whenever you take to the road, there is always a chance you will experience a road traffic accident. That being said, when driving in fog, there are implications that do increase your risk of being involved in a road accident.

    We take a look at the dangers of driving in heavy fog, and how to cope with them.

    The dangers of driving in heavy fog

    Of course, the most predominant danger of driving in heavy fog is vision impairment. It is important to remain cautious when driving in heavy fog as conditions can change quickly and without warning. Fog can thicken, worsening vision further and significantly increase the risk of road accidents.

    Collisions with parked or stationery vehicles is also a higher risk when driving in heavy fog.

    Another significantly dangerous factor of driving in heavy fog is that most drivers – rightly so – apply more caution when driving, to minimise the risk of car accidents. This means slower speeds and unpredictable driving, which can unfortunately also lead to road traffic accidents.

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    Staying safe when driving in heavy fog

    The Highway Code clearly states that when driving in periods of low visibility – such as when driving in heavy fog – you must use your headlights.

    Although there is no way to abolish this adverse weather condition, using your headlights when driving in heavy fog will increase your visibility and therefore lower the risk of road accidents.

    Apply an increased level of caution when driving. Drive with a slightly greater following distance, signal early and stick to the same lanes where possible. Be mindful of the fact that other drivers are also struggling to see clearly.

    Claiming for your road traffic accident

    If you have been involved in a road traffic accident, whether due to driving in heavy fog or any other road-related issue, Accident Advice Helpline can help you determine liability and claim the compensation you deserve.

    So long as the road accident occurred in the last three years and you are able to provide evidence of your injuries and in support of suggested liability, our team of lawyers can help you win your case on a 100 per cent no-win no-fee* basis.

    For more information about the claim process or to progress your claim today, call our friendly, trained advisors on freephone 0800 689 0500. Lines are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

    Date Published: December 9, 2015

    Author: David Brown

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