Driving in Fog can be scary, here are a few tips to be a little safer.
It is a little scary driving out there today because, driving in fog can feel like driving while wearing a blindfold. Objects, such as other vehicles or traffic signals, may not be visible until the last moment – sometimes too late to take proper corrective action.
The two most important safety measures when you driving in fog are to slow down and turn on your low-beam headlights. Headlignts might not help you see any better but it allows others to see you. By reducing speed, you increase available reaction time.
Additional tips for driving in fog
- Use your windshield wipers to increase your visibility and reduce glare from oncoming vehicles.
- If your vehicle is equipped with daytime running lights (DRLs), you may need to manually turn on your headlights, so your tail lights will also be illuminated.
- Avoid sudden stops – and remember that larger vehicles need more distance to slow down or stop.
- If you must stop, steer off the roadway as far as safely possible
- Use the right-side pavement line as a guide. In thick fog, use the white line painted on the right side of the road as a guide. Do not use the center pavement markings, because doing so will guide you to move closer to oncoming vehicles, which are also driven by people having trouble seeing where they are going.