Working your lights to avoid a car accident in foggy weather
Your headlights are the most powerful tool at your disposal in foggy weather, helping you to see a little further ahead of you and indicating your position to other drivers so that you can be sure of not causing or being involved in a West Lindsey car accident. Of course, foggy weather is always risky, and it is best to avoid driving at all if there is thick fog, but in some cases you will not be able to avoid driving in this weather, and in this case you need to know how best to work your lights so that you can avoid a West Lindsey car accident.
- Always use your lights. Even if it is daylight, treat foggy conditions the same as you would night time. In fact, driving in fog offers less visibility than driving at night, so you should check your lights before you head out, and keep them on for the duration of your drive.
- Use your fog lights. You should be aware that your car has fog lights. Only even use these when it is foggy, but make sure that you do use them then. Fog lights are lower to the ground so that you can see in front of you, and are brighter to help you to see better.
- Switch off your headlights. Only do this when the fog is really dense, but this can actually help you to see better, and help other drivers to see you without being dazzled by your lights.
- Use rear fog lights. Your car should also have rear fog lights and these will not help you to see any better (unless you need to see the vehicles behind you), but will help other cars to see where you are.
How to claim compensation for a West Lindsey car accident in foggy conditions
A West Lindsey car accident is much more likely if you are forced to drive in fog, but you should still be able to avoid a crash if you are safe and use your lights properly. If you have a West Lindsey car accident which was caused by a driver who was not taking the proper precautions, or driving safely, then you may be able to claim compensation for your injuries.
Call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile to discuss your car accident, and get help deciding whether or not you have a strong enough case for a successful compensation claim. If you do then you are under no obligation to proceed, but can be teamed with an experienced and professional personal injury lawyer, who will work on your case on your behalf.
Date Published: 13th June 2014
Author: David Brown