7 Tips for Driving Safely in Fog
This time of year, foggy mornings can be common. And no matter how vigilant a driver you are during weather events like heavy fog, visibility is poor and can negatively impact your driving.
To remain safe when driving in fog, do the following:
- Slow down before reaching a patch of fog.
- Turn on your low beams or fog lights.
- Utilize your defroster and windshield wipers to increase visibility.
- Roll down all of your windows to hear other vehicles nearby.
- Maintain a slower speed, keeping a good distance between you and any vehicles in front of you.
- Signal your turns earlier than usual.
- Brake gently and early so vehicles behind you have a chance to react to your driving.
Driving in dicey weather conditions can be downright nerve-wracking. It can also be very dangerous. Being aware of how to modify your driving during inclement weather and fog can help you stay calm during your commute.
Above all, don’t be afraid to pull over until the fog clears. When doing so, park as far to the right or left of the road as possible and activate your emergency lights. Do not start driving again until visibility improves.