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Never drive too quickly in the fog

On Behalf of | Mar 30, 2022 | Personal Injury

The spring can bring on a lot of foggy, messy weather, and it’s important for people to know how to drive properly in these types of conditions. This is especially true if you have to commute to work and you experience this on a daily basis.

Perhaps the most important thing to think about with fog is that you don’t want to drive too quickly. You’re far better off leaving early and slowing down. Fog massively reduces visibility, sometimes to almost nothing, and that can cause a rear-end accident in a split second if you’re driving too fast.

Additionally, turning on your high beams may feel natural in the fog, but it actually makes that visibility even worse. This can make it even more problematic if a driver fails to slow down properly.

Should you stop driving when the fog gets thick?

You may think that stopping would be even better than slowing down because then there’s no risk that you’re going to rear-end someone. The issue here is that the drivers behind you also can’t see your vehicle, so they don’t know that you stopped. Even if they slow down, they could still hit you in a bank of fog.

If you do feel that it’s so bad out that you need to stop, be sure you pull well off of the road in order to do it. At the very least, you want to drive your car over onto the shoulder and turn on your emergency flashers. Always be conscious of where other vehicles may be in the fog around you.

Have you been injured in a fog-related wreck?

Even if you drive perfectly in the fog, you could get injured in an accident caused by someone else, so make sure you know how to seek financial compensation for your injuries and losses.