Reduced visibility as the result of driving in fog can significantly increase the chances of being involved in a road traffic accident.
As a law firm with many years experience in car accident claims, Accident Advice Helpline possesses unrivalled specialist knowledge when it comes to your safety on the road. Here are five things to remember when driving in foggy weather:
- Fog lights: Your fog lights are the first and most important thing you should remember when driving in foggy weather. Fog lights shine under the fog so as to remain visible and provide increased visibility.
- Reduce your speed: As visibility is reduced when driving in foggy conditions, it’s important to adjust your speed accordingly. Driving in fog can actually make you think you are driving slower than you really are due to the change in visual perception. Keep an eye on your speedometer.
- No sudden stops: Just as it’s important to reduce your speed, it’s also important not to slow down abruptly or stop. This is a natural human reaction and can cause a car travelling behind to collide with you.
- Keep your distance: Normally it is advised to keep two car lengths from the vehicle in front. In the case of fog, it is important to keep your distance, by up to as much as four car lengths, in order to allow a driver in front to stop in the event of an unforeseen obstacle.
- Wind down your window at junctions: If it is difficult to see oncoming traffic at junctions, it may be an idea to wind down your window, which will allow you to listen for oncoming traffic.
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Date Published: April 27, 2015
Author: Accident Advice