Tips for Driving in Dense Fog

Dense Fog on the Road

When thick fog rolls in, accidents are more likely to occur as visibility is limited. If you need to drive during dense fog, follow these safety tips to stay safe on the road until the haze lifts.

What are some Good General Safety Tips for Driving in Fog?

  • Lower your speed. This will give you enough time to react if you encounter another vehicle and need to stop suddenly.
  • Use your hearing. Turn off the stereo and silence your cell phone. Then, roll down the window to zero in on road sounds. This may allow you to hear another vehicle's presence before you see it. Rolling down your windows might make it easier to see roadside reflectors, too.
  • Turn on your low beams and fog lights. Avoid high beams, which can decrease visibility in foggy conditions.
  • Remove excess moisture from the windows with your defroster and windshield wipers.
  • Avoid distractions. Although it's always important to focus on the task at hand when you're behind the wheel, it's even more critical when your visibility is limited.

If you still have trouble seeing after taking these steps, pull into a safe area such as a parking lot and wait for the weather to improve. Make sure to use your turn signal and turn your hazards on when you stop.

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