Fall begins, which means we will often drive in the morning or evening fog. The biggest problem with the fog is that it may appear suddenly and suddenly disappear. As a consequence entering and leaving the cloud will make us lose the sense of distance and orientation.
Driving in thick fog is truly blind driving. You can’t see anything for a few yards. We have no influence on the fog but we can adjust our way of driving. So here are 5 tips on how to adapt our driving style to the fog:
- Slow down. Slower driving will give you more time to react to unexpected events on the road, and in addition, if a collision occurs, its effects will be smaller. If in the morning you see fog outside the window set off earlier, because the travel will take definitely more time.
- Lights. Turning on your headlights will help other drivers to see your car better and will help you to see the road. Do not use high beams (for night driving) because it in fact will reduce visibility.
- Increase the distance. Poor visibility will automatically delay your reactions to what is happening on the road. A little bit more distance from the car in front of you will give you the necessary seconds to react in time.
- Stay in your line. In dense fog it’s hard to find your way – that’s why it’s crucial that you stick to your line and watch out for other road markings.
- Pull over. If you really can’t see anything in front of your car and you can’t figure out where you are on the road – pull over at the side of the road, turn on the hazard lights or go to the parking lot. It is not worth risking a serious accident, it is better to wait until the fog disperses.