accidents in dense fog: how to protect yourself

Accidents in Dense Fog: How to Protect Yourself

Fog, as with many road conditions, can be extremely dangerous and cause terrible road accidents between cars, trucks, and many other vehicles. In some cases, fog will move in patches and the unsuspecting driver will reach a part of the roadway where visibility is impaired. On a highway, this can be an extremely serious and sometimes deadly situation. In these hazardous situations, drivers are urged to pull off the highway into a safe area but this does not always happen.

Safety Tips For Driving in Fog 

  • Allow for extra time to reach your destination.
  • Use low-beam headlights to make yourself available to others. Using these headlights will ensure that your taillights are on.
  • Never use high beams, because they cause glare and make it difficult to see.
  • Leave distance between you and the car in front of you.
  • Follow the lines on the road with your eyes to ensure that you are in the proper lane.
  • If you absolutely cannot see, use your hazard lights and attempt to pull into a safe location.

Driving Reasonably

Because fog can significantly impair visibility, going at the posted speed limit during adverse conditions may not be the best idea. You should only drive the speed limit on a clear, bright day where visibility is not impaired. In many situations, if you have been injured in an accident because somebody was not driving safely in fog, you must ask yourself these questions: Were they driving reasonably? Were they driving negligently? If you have been injured in an accident, call us today for more help.