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Driving conditions are dangerous when there is fog. It reduces visibility, makes it challenging to identify hazards, and makes it hard to determine distance.
Avoid driving when you can during hazy circumstances. Disasters, including pile-ups, are commonly caused by dense or light fog. However, here are some recommendations for safe driving in foggy conditions if you can't avoid it.
Keep to a Moderate Speed
You might notice things in front of you later than usual due to the fog. Slowing down and leaving more space between you and other vehicles is crucial. You will have more time to react due to the extra room. Watch your speedometer carefully. When driving through fog, it may seem you're barely moving, so you'll want to pick up the pace.
Be cautious of living creatures on the road and rely only on the numbers rather than your gut or eyesight.
Maintain a Right-Hand Lane
It's best to stay in the right lane when it's foggy. In low visibility, stick to the road's edge rather than the car in front of you because other drivers cannot see as well as you can. If the driver in front of you makes a mistake, you risk going off the road when you follow them.
Deactivate your cruise control as well. Driving in fog makes it more difficult to stop quickly for another vehicle, a living creature, or another road danger.
If it's very foggy, think about leaving the road. It might be wiser to pull off the road. Wait it out if the fog is particularly thick and your visibility is significantly reduced, then continue driving.
When you stop, it will be difficult for other motorists to see you, so move off the road more than usual and activate your hazard lights, too. Additionally, pulling off the road can also be a reasonable option in icy weather.
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