posted on November 03, 2015 08:38
The November weather in UK brings the mist which in result inflates the chances of accidents. As it is very difficult to drive in foggy weather because all you see while driving is Fog. There are some useful tips to drive safely in foggy weather and to stifle yourself from accidents.
Light Up: The fog makes driving more dangerous than it usually is.
Visibility is a key to drive safely in foggy weather as it determines the clear weather but in this month, the weather is not on our side.
As people in Uk now woke up again to Fog. Its quite obvious that bright autumn is changing into wintry landscape, and those of us hitting the road getting to work, school or play had better take care.
The law states that you must use headlights – and fog lights if you choose – when is the visibility is 100 meters or less, about the length of a football pitch.
Some of us may have a habit to follow the car in foggy weather just to drive safely but Don’t Just Follow the Car In Front – It might does not know where its going. Or it might have turned into its drive.
If you are unlucky, you may be invloved in an accident despite all these precautions.
Here are five must-dos if you’re behind the wheel in foggy weather.
1. Use Your lights:
Think about it: The use of fog lights is advised with poor very poor visibility.
Always use your lights because with the reduced visibility of road there might be a chance of you to involve in a accident. Don’t be oblivious of Reduced Visibility of Road, because with the visibility reduced its important to increase both your own view of the road and road users, and their view of you. Use dipped highlights and turn on fog lights when appropriate. Avoid using full-beam though, as that can pose a danger to other road users.
2. Drive Slow:
Drive slowly: The poor visibility can make driving a much more dangerous endeavor.
No matter what the weather there can be a temptation to put the foot down if you’re late for work or a school run. But if the conditions are hazardous, always take it slow. If you will not do it, you might meet to your demise.
3. Expect Delays:
Plan your trip: Fog can make driving slow, building queues on busy routes.
Airports are not the only ones hit by delays. If you are behind the wheel in foggy weather DO EXPECT DELAYS. You are going to need to drive slowly so allow extra time for your journey.
4. Use Demisters & Wipers:
Poor Visibility: Make sure your car's screen is clean before you set off.
Try to find out what works best for you and your car. Using your wipers has a better effect on visibility that you might think and using demisters will also help in increasing visibility.
5. Put the Window down, if necessary:
Drive On: Rolling down the windows can help you have a better idea of what's coming.
With visibility through front and back windows poor, it does not harm to put your windows down for a slightly better visibility. In addition to that, it also does not harm to be able to hear traffic that bit clearer when the visibility is so POOR!