It can be very disconcerting to suddenly drive into a bank of fog. Your visibility is massively reduced and you’re suddenly worried about getting involved in an accident.
In a situation like this, it’s very important that you understand how to drive safely. Below are a few things that you should do.
Don’t use your high beams
Rather than using your high beams, always use low beams or fog lights. High beams just bounce the light off of the fog and make it harder to see.
Don’t stop in the travel lane
There are cases in which the fog is so thick that you may think it’s wise to stop your car entirely. This can be smart since you won’t hit someone ahead of you, but never stop in the lane or you could be rear-ended by someone behind you that can’t see your car.
Take your time and slow down
Even if the speed limit is 55 miles per hour, you don’t have to drive that fast in the fog. Adjust your speed to the conditions and take your time. Don’t let rushing or the pressure of meeting a schedule lead to an accident.
What if you get hit by someone else?
Of course, you can drive perfectly in the fog, using the tips above and other tactics to try to stay safe, and you can still be hit by someone else who doesn’t know how to do this and causes the accident. If you have been seriously injured by a negligent driver, then you may need to seek financial compensation.