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Best Practices When Driving in Fog

Due to limited visibility, fog is among the most dangerous weather-related driving hazards. Adjusting your driving to the weather conditions can help reduce your chances of a crash and help ensure you reach your destination safely.

  • Stay home if the fog is bad – allow extra time if you must travel in fog

  • Decrease your speed and increase following distance – driving slower will add distance between you and the vehicle ahead of you and give you time to brake

  • Keep your headlights on – use your low beams and fog lights (if you have them)

  • Engage your defroster and windshield wipers – the defroster will reduce the humidity in your car, and the wipers will keep your windshield clear of moisture

  • Drive in right lane – fog can be disorienting; drive in the right lane and use the stripe on the right side of the road (to keep you within your lane and avoid running into oncoming traffic

  • Pull over – if you cannot see, find a safe location (such as a parking lot), and put on your hazard lights so other vehicles can see you

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